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A woman whose body was found last week under suspicious circumstances inside a Clairemont home died at least a week prior to being discovered, but homicide investigators do not suspect foul play in her death, San Diego police said Wednesday.
The same night the 52-year-old woman was found dead, police officers found her 84-year-old father disoriented inside the home’s garage, with a vehicle running and exhaust fumes filling the garage and home. Paramedics took him and three police officers to a hospital for carbon monoxide exposure, where the officers were treated and quickly released.
The man remained hospitalized Wednesday, nine days after being taken to the medical facility on Dec. 20, according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Andra Brown. Authorities said the incident began around 8:30 p.m. that night when someone called police and requested a welfare check at a home on Mount Abbey Avenue in a neighborhood west of Genesee Avenue.
A San Diego police patrol sergeant and two patrol officers found the man first, and the four of them were later taken to a hospital, Brown said in a news release. During a search of the home, the man’s daughter was discovered “obviously deceased,” and though investigators knew she’d been dead for an extended period, it was not immediately clear how she had died.
She was identified Wednesday as Lisa Marrs, according to Brown. She lived at the home with her father.
Because of the suspicious nature of the incident, homicide detectives began investigating Marrs’ death, and personnel from the county Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy, according to Brown.
“Following an autopsy … it is still not certain what caused her death,” Brown said. “However, foul play is not suspected and she is believed to have been deceased for at least a week.”
Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Marrs’ death, including searching for any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident, who were asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
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