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Published on May 27, 2024
Elderly Couple Found Dead from Head Trauma in Santee Home, No Suspects at LargeSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck the quiet community of Santee yesterday when two elderly adults were found dead in a sobering scene that has left residents reeling. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at approximately 11:25 A.M. on May 26, directing them to a home on the 300 block of Lantern Way. Upon arrival, they found an elderly couple inside, both with fatal head trauma.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the deceased, explaining that confirmation and family notification are still underway. According to Lt. Michael Krugh of the Homicide Unit, "Both subjects appeared to have head trauma." Amidst an ongoing investigation, officials assure the public that there is no further danger to the community, as no outstanding suspects are associated with this incident.

The Sheriff's Homicide investigators are diligently piecing together the details of the circumstances that led to these grim deaths. They call on anyone with any piece of the puzzle, no matter how small, to step forward. The department appeals to public witnesses or those privy to information to contact the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330, with an after-hours line available at (858) 565-5200 for those whose days stretch into the reflecting hours of night.

An option for those wishing to remain unnamed is provided, with the ability to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers offers a cloak of anonymity, a veil for those who wish to contribute without the weight of exposure. Community cooperation could prove essential as the authorities work to light the dark corners of this tragedy. 

Further updates are expected as more details become available in this developing story. Individuals are encouraged to check the official San Diego Sheriff’s Department news release for more information and ongoing updates.