Body found on Barona reservation could be that of missing Serra Mesa woman
RAMONA (CNS) – An autopsy was scheduled Thursday to determine whether a
body found on the Barona Indian Reservation near Ramona was that of a missing
Serra Mesa woman, authorities said.
The body was found in the vicinity of San Vicente Oaks Road and Wildcat
Canyon Road about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's
Lt. Clayton Lisk.
A reservation security official at the scene told U-T San Diego that a
sheriff's search and rescue team found a woman's body. San Diego police
homicide Lt. Jorge Duran declined to confirm the gender but told the newspaper
that the body had been at the location for some time. He said the body was
found face down and showed signs of animal activity.
San Diego police detectives responded to investigate if the remains are
those of 79-year-old Mehria Mansury, who disappeared the morning of Sept. 24
after leaving her home in the 2800 block of Amulet Street.
Teams have spent several days hiking through overgrown open areas in and
around Mansury's neighborhood near Qualcomm Stadium as they search for the
woman, who is described as Middle Eastern, 5 feet 1, around 140 pounds, with
brown hair and brown eyes.
Mansury lives with her 42-year-old daughter, who was escorted from the
family home for questioning Wednesday night after police served a search
warrant at the residence, according to reports.
Mansury's friends have raised $5,000 of a $6,000 reward for information
leading to her recovery, with San Diego County Crime Stoppers posting the
remainder. Anyone with information about Mansury was urged to call Crime
Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous.