A woman discovered her sister dead in a City Heights apartment Monday morning, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Officers responded to a call saying a woman was injured in her home on Van Dyke Avenue near Polk Avenue at 8:55 a.m.
When SDPD arrived minutes later, officers discovered the woman, identified by her sister as 36-year-old Muna Kuri, with traumatic injuries to her head.
“I just found my sister in a house, blood everywhere on the bed… no pulse, no nothing, just laying there cold,” Amiina Salad said. “I didn’t believe it. It feels like a dream.”
Kuri was pronounced dead at the scene. SDPD said it is investigating her death as a homicide.
According to initial reports, the woman’s family last heard from her on Saturday. Salad said she came to check on her after Kuri didn’t show up to the daycare center where she worked.
Salad said Kuri, a Somalian, came to the United States from Kenya in 2000 and married her husband, Abdiaziz Kerow, in 2014.
“She’s funny. She’s loud. She forgives — a lot. She doesn’t hold grudges against people — helps a lot of people in our hometown in Africa,” Salad said.
SDPD has not named Kerow as a suspect or person of interest, but said they are looking for him.
Several members of the local Somalian community were seen gathered outside of Kuri’s home while police investigated her death. Many were in disbelief of her death.