Members of the Somali community gather at the crime scene
Members of the City Heights Somali community gather at the crime scene on Monday. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego Police reached out to the public Thursday for help in locating a City Heights man who has been at large since his wife was found slain in their apartment.

Investigators believe 45-year-old Abdiaziz Kerow murdered his wife, 36-year-old Muna Salad Kuri, then fled the area, according to police.

Kuri’s sister discovered the victim’s bloodied body in a bed at the couple’s rental residence in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Monday.

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

Police have not disclosed a suspected motive in the slaying. Kuri was well-known in the local Somali community and ran a daycare center.

Kerow is described as a 5-foot-9 black man weighing around 145 pounds. He is believed to be driving a white Ford Explorer SUV with California license plate 8CVK537.

Anyone with information about Kerow’s whereabouts is asked to call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.