A 30-year-old man was jailed on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing Monday of a 58-year-old woman in a Clairemont home.
Officers responded about 7:15 p.m. to a 911 call from a man at 4368 Mt Putnam Ave. who told dispatchers he’d been injured in a knife attack, San Diego Police Lt. Todd Griffin said.
When officers arrived, the 911 caller was standing in the driveway and officers detained him, Griffin said. Inside the home, police found an unconscious woman “suffering from major trauma to her upper body.”
The woman was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced her dead from her wounds, the lieutenant said. The man who called police was also treated for his wounds at a hospital before police booked him into county jail on suspicion of murder.
Police withheld the identities of both the victim and the suspect pending family notification, Griffin said. But NBC7 reported the victim was a 58-year-old mother who was stabbed in the face, and police told reporters at the scene the suspect was 30 years old.
Police did not disclose the relationship between the victim and suspect and asked anyone with information about the fatal stabbing to call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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