Elderly Ramona woman’s death termed “suspicious”

RAMONA (CNS) – An investigation was under way Wednesday into the suspicious
death of a 94-year-old woman found in her mobile home in Ramona.

The possible slaying in the 1200 block of H Street was reported about
11:30 a.m. Tuesday by paramedics checking on the woman's welfare, according to
San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Larry Nesbit.

Jay Eskridge, who identified himself as the woman's son, told U-T San
Diego the paramedics had gone to the mobile home in the Ramona Terrace Estates
after his mother's medical alert bracelet was activated. He identified her as
Jean Eskridge, the longtime owner of a Spring Valley dance studio now run by
her daughter.

Nesbit said the paramedics observed “obvious signs of trauma on the
body.” The cause of death will be determined by the county coroner's office.

Jay Eskridge said his mother, who had three sons and a daughter, had
lived alone following the death of his father six years ago but remained very
active, attending church and a senior center, U-T San Diego reported. He also
told the newspaper that his mother had been a professional dancer in Florida
and had worked in chorus lines with big bands of the era. She founded Jean's
Dance Studio in Spring Valley in 1948.

“She never had anything bad to say about anybody, and no one ever had
anything bad to say about her,” Jay Eskridge said.

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