A San Diego Sheriff's cruiser
A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Courtesy of the department

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday were investigating a serious burn injury and related homicide in two North County cities.

Just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Escondido police and fire personnel responded to the 1800 block of Foothill View Place after a vehicle was reported ablaze.

Fire personnel rescued a man from inside the vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital burn ward in grave condition.

Lt. Mark Moreno said that based on evidence at the scene, deputies went to a home nearby in the 800 block of El Toro Lane in San Marcos where they found a woman deceased inside.

The sheriff’s homicide unit responded and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Moreno said there are no outstanding suspects in the case.

Anyone with information about the incidents was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide unit at (858) 285-6330 or after hours at (858) 565-5200. Anonymous tips can be left by calling San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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Chris Jennewein

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