Woman's Body Found in San Jose Church Parking Lot

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    San Jose police found a woman who was apparently stabbed to death inside a car parked in a church parking lot Thursday morning. Michelle Roberts reports. (Published Thursday, Aug 28, 2014)

    San Jose police found a woman who was apparently stabbed to death inside a car parked in a church parking lot Thursday morning.

    Sgt. Heather Randol said a passerby called police about 11 a.m. to report the body in the 2600 block of Aborn Road. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had previously reported the female victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound, but later said she had been stabbed at least once and had not been shot.

    No arrests have been made.

    NBC Bay Area cameras spotted the vehicle in the back of the parking lot of Grace Church of Evergreen at 2650 Aborn Road, a residential area in a normally quiet part of the city. The car appeared to be a late model gold-colored Honda.

    The circumstances of the death "are unknown at this time," Randol tweeted. SJPD's Homicide Unit was called to the scene to investigate.

    “There is some indication that the vehicle has been there for at least a few hours,” Randol said. “We don’t know anything more than that.”

    Police haven’t released any details on a possible suspect or the identity of the victim.

    The homicide is San Jose's 25th of 2014. (Correction: An earlier version of this story said the death marked the 26th homicide. It is the 25th, according to police.)

    Kent Wilhoite contributed to this report.