Elderly Woman in Critical Condition After Assault in Jamul
A 77-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being physically assaulted in Jamul on Friday. The incident occurred on the 14400 block of Hillside Estates Drive, prompting a response from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The local fire department called for assistance at 1:33 p.m., and upon arrival, deputies found the victim, identified as Vicki Bodle, with severe injuries consistent with a physical assault. She was immediately transported to a nearby hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Authorities detained the woman’s son, 53-year-old Travis Bodle, at the scene following their initial investigation. There were no other individuals present at the residence, and no additional victims were discovered. The seriousness of the victim’s injuries led Sheriff’s homicide detectives to take over the case, resulting in the arrest of Travis Bodle on suspicion of attempted murder. He has since been booked into the San Diego Central Jail.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the assault are still under investigation, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are working to uncover the events leading up to the incident and any potential factors that may have contributed to the attack.
Residents in the area are urged to come forward with any information that could assist in the ongoing investigation. The Homicide Unit can be reached at (858) 285-6330 during regular hours and (858) 565-5200 after hours. Alternatively, tips can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Additional details about the incident, such as the relationship between the victim and the suspect, have not been disclosed at this time. The community is left shocked and concerned as they await further updates on this tragic turn of events.
Jamul, a small community located in San Diego County, is known for its scenic landscapes and peaceful atmosphere. Incidents of this nature are rare in the area, leaving residents shaken by the violence that unfolded in their community.
As authorities continue their investigation, the community remains hopeful for a swift resolution and justice for Vicki Bodle. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining the safety and well-being of all community members, especially the elderly who may be more vulnerable to such acts of violence.