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SAN DIEGO – Police are searching for a man who killed a female clerk at a Midway-area sex shop Monday.

The attack at the X Spot Adult Store in the 3600 block of Midway Drive was reported about 12:45 p.m., according to San Diego police. By the time paramedics arrived at the shop, the woman was dead.

Police said the bloody body of the 65-year-old woman was found behind the cash register. The death was originally reported as a shooting, but there were no witnesses. Paramedics told police that there was visible trauma to the woman’s upper body, but it was not clear what kind of weapon was used to kill her. There was no evidence that anything had been taken from the store and the motive for the killing was not known, investigators said.

Police said the killer was a white man in his 30s who was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 250 lbs. He was wearing Navy blue clothing and carrying a Navy blue backpack.

Police did not release the name of the victim, but a man who worked nearby said that she was the owner of the store.