Woman’s body found in Encinitas

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UPDATE: Encinitas homicide victim ID’d as missing woman

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A woman was found dead in Encinitas Tuesday night, prompting an investigation.

Shortly after 5 p.m., after receiving a call about a foul odor, deputies obtained a warrant to search a home in the1200 block of Summit Avenue, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Inside a smaller structure behind the main residence, deputies found the woman’s body. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called in to conduct an investigation.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death and to attempt identify the victim.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477,

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