CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The brother of a woman found dead in Chula Vista is pleading for anyone with information to come forward after she was discovered lying in the road not far from her home overnight.
Just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a resident called 911 to report they had found a body near Shasta and 2nd streets, Chula Vista police said.
The woman was found naked and with injuries to her head, according to Lt. Dan Peak. Police described her death as “suspicious,” but released no other information about clues that might help explain the disturbing circumstances.
While they confirmed that she is a resident of Chula Vista, officials did not release the woman’s name. A man approached FOX 5 at the scene later that afternoon and identified himself the victim’s brother.
Daniel Rodriguez said it was his younger sister, Laura — the only girl in his family of five kids. “I still don’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it,” he said through tears. “She’s my only sister.”
Rodriguez said Laura was loving and kind, and the mother to two little girls. He said he didn’t know why anyone would have a reason to harm her, and he asked for the public’s help getting answers for his grieving family.
“I really want someone to just, to help us out. I know a lot of people have cameras these days,” he pleaded. “If you guys heard anything, if you can help the cops out, if you can help us out, (come forward).”
As investigators continued their work, a tow crew came to remove a gray Chevy truck that had been sitting near the area where the woman’s body was found. Officers did not immediately confirm if the vehicle was tied to the investigation.
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