Escondido Woman Held in Slaying of House Guest

A 31-year-old Escondido woman has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a house guest, authorities said Wednesday.

Delma Delia Borbon was booked into Las Colinas Jail in Santee Wednesday after she surrendered to authorities, who were looking for her in the death of a 20-year-old woman, said Sgt. Steve Wood of the Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was a house guest from Mexico who had arrived Tuesday morning at Borbon’s residence in the 1200 block of Rock Springs Road, Wood said.


Her body was discovered in the rear bedroom of the house by Jose Velarde, the homeowner, when he returned from work about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wood said. Velarde told investigators he had seen the victim alive about 3 p.m. when he went to work.

According to Wood, Velarde said he had received a phone call at work from Borbon, who had told him there was a problem. He went home, found the victim and called authorities.

Velarde also reportedly saw Borbon leaving the area of his house in a car shortly after arriving home.

Borbon later surrendered to San Diego police. After sheriff’s investigators interviewed her, they arrested and booked her. A shotgun believed used in the slaying was also recovered, Wood said.

Borbon’s arraignment is scheduled for Friday.