A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal stabbing last month of a hiker on a San Diego County trail, the Carlsbad police said.
The suspect, a Carlsbad resident, was arrested Monday on a beach in the city north of San Diego, police said. No other details of the arrest were released.
Lisa Thorborg, 68, was found dead Nov. 23 near a trail in Hosp Grove Park, a eucalyptus forest near her Carlsbad home. At the time, police said they believed it had been a random attack.
Early this month, the police issued a public message asking community members “not to try and take the investigation into their own hands.” It was prompted by social media posts in which residents encouraged neighbors to go into homeless camps and look for suspects, based on a police description of a husky man who walked with a limp.
Thorborg was a grandmother and widow who moved six months ago with her daughter’s family from Portland, Oregon, to Carlsbad. She was retired from a career as an acupuncturist and physical therapist, TV station Fox5 said.
Her body was found by another hiker. The attack was believed to have occurred between 10 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 23, a Monday, police said.
Two weeks before her death, Thorborg had posted on Nextdoor seeking hiking partners.
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Author: Bay Area News Group