SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) — Police in San Jacinto are trying to unravel the mysterious death of a woman whose body was discovered in a field Monday night.
The woman in her 70s was reportedly found naked in a field near Esplanade Avenue and Juanita Street.READ MORE: Authorities Arrest Suspect Involved In Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen Vehicle, Possible DUI
Neighbors living in a local retirement community want to know who killed one of their friends, a woman they call Nancy, who they describe as a spitfire.
“She was a little short one with glasses. You didn’t want to confront her. She was my type of girl,” one woman told CBS2’s Crystal Cruz.
“She was a wonderful, kind woman. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for anybody,” the victim’s neighbor, Kathy Mclamore, added.
Mclamore said investigators stopped by her mobile home this week looking for information.READ MORE: Californians Could Soon Be Fined For Using Too Much Water
“They just said they were checking out suspects,” she said. “As far as I’m concerned, anybody who did it is a low-life.”
The victim’s boyfriend was too distraught to talk on camera. He said he last heard from his girlfriend Thursday when she was headed to a casino.
The man said police told him she won a jackpot there before she was killed.
Detectives are calling the woman’s death suspicious but have declined to release any further details.
Management at the mobile-home park is meanwhile urging seniors to be cautious as the investigation continues.MORE NEWS: USC Student Second of Three Confirmed Omicron Cases In LA County
Investigators are holding off on releasing the victim’s name pending notification of family.