DANGEROUS area around the Pala Resort and Casino, a woman GUNNED DOWN in front of her home .
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman found outside her home on the Pala Indian Reservation early Monday morning.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Valley Center substation were called to a home on West Pala Mission Road near Chutnicutt Road about 3 a.m. by the Pala Tribal Police Department on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, deputies found the woman whose body “displayed obvious signs of trauma,” according to a law enforcement statement.
A deputy at the scene described the situation as "hostile." The tribe was upset that body was not yet covered.
The victim had another son who died four years ago, and the family had also buried a relative recently.
Investigators have not released information on what kind of weapon was used, though several San Diego-area television stations reported that some neighbors in the area heard gunshots. They are investigating reports of drug involvement
Last March Bradley Trujillo, 44, a PALA tribal member who was disenrolled, was found dead inside the garage of a home on Robles Way that was occupied by Anthony Boles and Tyann Louise Allen. Both were arrested at the time. However, charges were not filed and both were released. They falsely claimed they didn't know Trujillo. They were later arrested for the murders.