VALLEY CENTER–An Escondido woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the alleged February 27 murder of Jose Ortiz, authorities say.
Detectives arrested 22-year-old Sandra Garcia who was in custody inside the Las Colinas Detention and Re-entry Facility on unrelated charges.
On February 27, Ortiz, 29, was found deceased inside his vehicle in the 29200 block of Cole Grade Road in Valley Center, from an apparent gunshot wound. Ortiz’s death was ruled a homicide by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Detectives continue to investigate this case and are continuing to look for additional persons of interest.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 9742321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.