The victim’s daughter, 51 year-old Lara Epstein of San Diego, was arrested for the murder of her mother.
On Tuesday, at 10:25 p.m., San Diego police officers and paramedics responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Carmel View Road regarding a check the welfare call. The reporting party felt an elderly female was in need of help.
When officers arrived, they received no response at the front door, but heard a female talking and a dog barking from inside the residence. Based on the nature of the call, the officers opened the front door and found a 51 year-old female standing in the front living room. This female directed the officers to the body of a deceased female inside the residence. The victim had sustained trauma to her upper body.
She has been booked into the Las Colinas Detention Facility and will be arraigned on June 19.