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Woman’s body found in Encinitas, death investigation underway

ENCINITAS – A woman’s body was found Tuesday evening in a structure behind a home in Encinitas.

Deputies were alerted to a foul odor in the 1200 block of Summit Avenue and served a search warrant at a home in the neighborhood about 5:15 p.m., according to Lt. Michael Blevins of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives searched the main residence on the property and a smaller structure located to the rear of the home, where they found the woman’s body, Blevins said. It was unclear the type of structure where the woman’s body was located.

Homicide detectives responded to conduct an investigation, he said.

The woman’s name and cause of death would be determined by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, Blevins said.

Anyone with information about the woman’s death was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200 after hours.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 and tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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