The rental residence in City Heights where the body was found. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A City Heights resident who was reportedly well known in the local Somali community was found slain in her apartment Monday.

The 36-year-old woman’s sister discovered the body at the rental residence in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue shortly before 9 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The victim, whose most recent contact with her family was on Saturday, had suffered suspicious wounds to her upper body, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.

“Homicide investigators were called to the scene and are investigating the death as a homicide,” the lieutenant said.

No suspects in the killing had been identified as of midafternoon.

Police withheld the victim’s name, but a relative at the scene identified her as Muna Kuri.

Updated at 7:30 a.m. March 5, 2019. An earlier report incorrectly put the victim’s age at 44.

— City News Service

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