Police publicly identified the woman found dead in a car last weekend under suspicious circumstances in the Egger Highlands neighborhood as 68-year-old Malia Henderson. 

The woman was discovered outside her home unconscious and unresponsive in the back seat of her vehicle in the 1600 block of Bubbling Well Drive, south of Satelite Boulevard and West Hollister Street, according to the San Diego Police Department. 

Officers went to her home after discovering she was dead and attempted to speak with her son, 37-year-old Timothy Schultz, who lived inside the residence according to SDPD Lt. Andra Brown. Schultz allegedly retreated inside and locked himself in upon police contact. 

After attempting to persuade Schulz to surrender, officers made entry into the home and detained him for questioning.

“Due to the suspicious nature of (Henderson's) death, San Diego police homicide detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident,'' Brown said. “While the investigation is ongoing, the exact cause of her death is pending examination and investigation by the San Diego County medical examiner. However, no fatal traumatic injuries were noted.''

No arrests have been announced in the case

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. 

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