SAN DIEGO — A man spotted his brother running away from his mother’s Ocean Beach home early Wednesday morning, and officers found a woman’s body at the house a short time later, police said.
A man called police around 1 a.m. asking officers to check on his mother at the home, on Niagara Avenue near the OB Pier, according to San Diego Police Department. The man said his brother, 36-year-old Daniel Chase McKibben, shared the house with their mother and she had sent a concerning message to a family member.
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Before police could arrive, the caller went to check on his mother himself, and spotted his brother running from the scene. Police say the man chased McKibben but eventually lost sight of him. The man forced his way into the garage and found a woman’s body inside, police said. Police did not immediately identify the woman, but said they were investigating her death as a possible murder.
SWAT was briefly called to the home to ensure McKibben was not still there. By 7 a.m., officers said the home was clear and that their search for McKibben would continue. Bacon Street and Niagara Avenue were shut down in the immediate area for the investigation.
“They had said to him, come out Daniel. It’s San Diego Police and he did not come out. He was not there,” said neighbor and friend of the victim Barbara Yoes.
Barbara Yoes lives next door to the victim. She says swat was brought in and evacuated several apartment units where the body was found.
She recorded this cell phone video after hearing the commotion outside her window.
“But hers like I said is directly across the courtyard from mine. So, I could always see like I did this morning and I was inside my window going I can’t believe the SWAT is just feet away from me,” said Yoes.
A few hours later another swat team was sent to another home registered to McKibben near the intersection of Cable Street and Del Mar Avenue.
“We don’t know why, it sounds like a family dispute,” said Yoes.
A short time later, SWAT was called to a home a few blocks away on Cable Street and Del Mar Avenue, an address police said was connected to McKibben. The team was seen setting up outside the home and blocking off streets around 8 a.m. Negotiators could be heard calling for McKibben to come out of the home.
It appears that the SWAT (at cable and Del Mar )situation is clearing. Waiting for info. PD has been seen walking back to their cars and stowing their weapons. @fox5sandiego pic.twitter.com/ou5KSUASz9
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By about 10:45 a.m., the SWAT team was clearing the area.
No arrests have been made.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.