Friends Mourn Family Killed in Townhome


The bodies of Mary Catherine Alvarez, 41 and her children Hamid, 11, and Angelica, 12,

Chula Vista police suspect a man whose body was found below a Spring Valley bridge early Wednesday may have killed Alvarez, his girlfriend, and her two children before jumping to his death.

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Mother, Kids Found Dead Inside South Bay Townhome

“It’s a sad day when children are involved,” Jackman said.

It was after performing a welfare check at Alvarez' home that officers discovered the family. Alvarez was lying in a pool of blood, Jackman said.

Friends said the man who committed suicide is Catherine Alvarez’s boyfriend. The couple had been together for about 5 years. He was not the father of the children.

The mother and kids had recently moved from another apartment. There, they lived with the Catherine Alvarez’s boyfriend.

The bodies of a woman and two children were found Wednesday inside a Chula Vista townhouse - victims in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

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