SAN DIEGO -- A woman who arrived at the San Diego police substation in Del Mar Heights with her dead 4-year-old son in her car has been arrested in connection with his death.
Patricia Corby, 36, showed up at the department's Northwestern Division substation on El Camino Real at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday, flagged down a patrol sergeant in the parking lot and told him she needed help, according to
Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert.
She asked for help and directed the sergeant to her parked car where the child was not breathing, Herbert said.
The sergeant began CPR and called for help. Paramedics were summoned and the boy was later declared dead, Herbert said. After questioning, Corby was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to jail records.
Herbert said detectives determined Corby killed her son in her apartment on Torrey Circle in the Torrey Hills area of Carmel Valley before bringing him to the police station. The boy's father was at work at the time, Herbert said.
Police would not release the motive for the crime. The boy's name was not released, nor was the apparent cause of death. An autopsy is pending.
Corby is being held in the Las Colinas Detention Center, Herbert said.
Few details about the case have been released, but 10News has learned that the family of three lived in an apartment in La Jolla before moving in August.
Neighbors at the La Jolla complex told 10News Corby's husband Duane is an accountant and that she is a stay-at-home mother. 10News was told that they stayed inside the apartment for the most part. Neighbors said that when the family did go outside, they kept their child covered up, almost as if to hide him.[...]