The family of the woman who was found deceased in her vehicle that submerged underwater in a creek near Teglraph Canyon Road has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with funeral expenses.
Beatriz Flores was found on Nov. 9 just before 10 A.M. when a city-contracted landscaping employee noticed a broken fence along the north side of Telegraph Canyon Road. According to Chula Vista Police Sgt. Anthony Molina, responding officers found a 2005 Ford Explorer flipped upside-down and partially submerged in a drainage ditch at the 700 block of Telegraph Canyon Road, about 300 feet west of Paseo Ladera.
A rescue team discovered Flores deceased when they pulled the vehicle out of the water. According to family members, Beatriz had the fatal accident on Nov. 8 and her body was discovered on her 48th birthday.
“Beatriz, our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend,” wrote Eddie Flores, who organized the GoFundMe for his sister on behalf of his elderly parents. “The terrible news of my sister’s passing has hit us all hard.”
Eddie told ABC 10 News that Beatriz was last seen leaving her cashiering job at the Goodwill bookstore in Eastlake.
“My elderly parents are completely devastated by the loss of their only daughter who they also shared a home with. Now, my parents living off their social security benefits, with no savings, are facing a financial nightmare of having to pay to bury their child and find a way to make up for my sister’s financial contributions,” reads the GoFund Me.
The GoFundMe campaign raised $6,553 from 104 donors, with the goal of raising $10,000 to help with funeral and memorial expenses. The funeral is scheduled for Dec. 5.
If you have any information on the accident, call the Chula Vista Police at 619-476-5320 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.