A woman was found dead in Encinitas Tuesday night, prompting an investigation.CBS 8:
Shortly after 5 p.m., after receiving a call about a foul odor, deputies obtained a warrant to search a home in the1200 block of Summit Avenue, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Inside a smaller structure behind the main residence, deputies found the woman's body. Sheriff's homicide detectives were called in to conduct an investigation.
The woman's identity has not been released, however Lt. Blevins said a vehicle was found near the residence that belongs to a reported missing person.
The missing person has been identified by family and friends as Sabrina Lukosky. She was reported missing on September 20.
According to friends, Lukosky lived on the property with her boyfriend and the boyfriend’s mother.
Friends and family said no one has heard from Lukosky for nearly three weeks.
UPDATE: A friend on Facebook:
A decomposing body discovered Tuesday evening in Encinitas was that of a 43-year-old woman who died by homicide and whose mother reported her missing last week, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Wednesday.The cops are saying nobody is a suspect yet, but obviously the boyfriend is the suspect. He's not in custody, and yesterday cops were "still looking for one more witness they wish to take a statement from," so it's possible he's on the run.
Deputies discovered the body of Sabrina Lukosky around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in small living quarters behind a home on Summit Avenue near Santa Fe Drive, San Diego sheriff’s homicide Lt. Michael Blevins said.
UPDATE: Boyfriend Henry Simon Cowen, 41, arrested in Riverside. The mother who refused to allow the police welfare check appears to be Sally Cowen, a longtime resident of the La Veta and La Mesa neighborhood north of Moonlight Beach.
UPDATE: Encinitas Advocate:
In 2010, Cowen was arrested on assault and kidnapping charges in Lacey, Washington, about an hour southwest of Seattle, on accusations that he tied up and tortured a man over an argument about marijuana.Seems like you should get more than a year and change for kidnapping and extended torture. But what do I know?
According to court documents obtained by the Union-Tribune at the time, the victim called 911 and reported that he’d been tied up and beaten for several hours in a home invasion before he was able to escape. Officers reported finding the victim at a neighbor’s house with several bleeding cuts as well as abrasions and swelling to his face and neck.
Cowen allegedly told police he “lost control” and forced the victim into a kitchen chair, using phone cords and hoses to tie him up, and then began “beating and cutting him with a knife,” according to the documents.
A judge sentenced Cowen to 12 months in jail on one charge and eight months on another charge, according to the online court records.