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South Bay Principal Found Dead


An assistant principal at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista was found dead in her home early this morning. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis says investigators consider it a homicide.


The woman is believed to be Eastlake assistant principal Diane Carpenter. A relative discovered Carpenter’s bloody body early this morning at her South Bay house and called police. Investigators say a trail of blood led from the front door to one of the bedroom where Carpenter was found. Investigators say a second trail of blood led them. But they lost that trail in a large bed of ice plant. Police say they’re looking for 26-year-old Kai Jammer Carpenter. He’s believed to be the son of the assistant principal. Family members say he is schizophrenic and was just released from a metal institution. Sweetwater Union High School District officials say a crisis team was sent to Eastlake High School to help students and staff cope with the loss. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.


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