Police believe son murdered parents in Torrey Highlands home then committed suicide

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Police Department Homicide Detectives believe a man killed his parents before committing suicide by jumping off a freeway overpass on Friday Ausut 16th.

At about 10 p.m. Saturday, a San Diego Police Department dispatcher received a call asking officers to check the welfare of a couple living in the Torrey Highlands Neighborhood at 7400 block of Via Rivera. The couple was expected in San Francisco earlier in the day but did not arrive. Concerned family members called police.

Upon arrival, police tried to make contact at the door, then by telephone, with no success. The officers looked through a rear window and saw a body on the living room floor, police said.

The officers forced their way inside the home and discovered the bodies of an Asian man and woman in their 50s with trauma to the upper body. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was inside the residence.

On Friday, August 16, 2019 the San Diego Police received a call regarding a person jumping from the Eastgate Mall overpass over I-805. Officers responded to the location and discovered a male had committed suicide by jumping over the bridge, landing onto the freeway.

Police said they believe the person who committed suicide was the son of the murdered couple found in their home.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the deaths. The home did not appear to be disturbed.

The victims’ identities have not been released pending confirmation by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Detectives said they will continue investigating this case to determine a motive for the homicides.

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