City police on Thursday identified the body as that of Candace Morgan, 41. She was considered to be homeless.
Morgan’s sister Jeana Morgan Abughuwaleh told FOX 5 in San Diego that her sister was a “free spirit” and “beautiful” with “lots of character.”
“She didn’t deserve this at all. No one deserves this kind of treatment,” she said. “We’re just devastated how something like this could happen.”
Morgan’s cause of death has been withheld while the case is being investigated, according to FOX 5.
Her body was found in Little Italy in the city’s downtown. Homicide detectives were investigating but no arrests have been made.
Detectives “have no information about the circumstances surrounding the death,” San Diego police homicide Lt. Andra Brown said Thursday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.