Police Saturday identified a woman who was found dead in City Heights on Thursday. Roun Choeun, 53, was found by her daughter inside her home.
Choeun’s daughter called 911 shortly before 8:05 p.m. Thursday to report that she had found her mother injured and unresponsive inside a residence on Estrella Avenue between University and Polk avenues, according to San Diego police.
Officers arrived and found Choeun inside with traumatic injuries to her upper body, Lt. Chris Tivanian said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators learned that the woman’s adult daughter became concerned when she was unable to contact her mother by phone then went to her mother’s residence and found her gravely injured, the lieutenant said.
No suspect descriptions were available. Homicide detectives were continuing to investigate.
Choeun’s family set up a GoFundMe page with a $10,000 goal.
“Thursday evening, we (lost) a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend,” her family wrote. “Her life was cut short due to a horrendous act of violence. We miss her so much. We miss her voice, we miss her style, we miss her always yelling at us but only because she wanted us to be great. She was the funniest, funnest, and most caring person with a huge heart. She had her own way of showing it but she was the best mother you could ever ask for. We just miss her. So anything would help, we appreciate everyone, and thank you for your condolences in such a rough time.”
Police urged anyone with information on the slaying to call the SDPD homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
Updated at 2:15 p.m. April 20, 2019
–City News Service
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