By the edhat staff
The family of Leyva Elizabeth Oregel, 32, had been searching for her since July 1 until they received the awful news.
Oregel’s body was found Tuesday in a car parked at a shopping plaza in San Diego, near the Mexico border.
San Diego Police Detectives stated Oregel suffered blunt force trauma to her upper body that indicates her death was a homicide. While detectives have not released her name, Oregel’s family confirmed her identity to edhat.
The initial investigation into Oregel’s disappearance was conducted by the Guadalupe Police Department as she was last seen leaving Guadalupe with her ex-husband around 4:00 p.m. on July 1.
According to a flyer her family distributed to local media, her ex-husband, German Armando Luna, drove a black Jeep Cherokee and had been known to previously make threats towards her. They have two daughters together.
The San Diego Police Department stated this is an active and ongoing investigation, and there is no suspect information at this time, according to a press release.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Flyer created by Oregel’s family members (courtesy)
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