Man drives dead woman to San Diego police station

SAN DIEGO - A man who drove the body of a woman to San Diego Police Department's downtown headquarters early Tuesday was being questioned in her death, police said.

The man flagged down officers at 14th and Broadway shortly after 1:30 a.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran. Officers found the woman in the passenger compartment of the man's pickup truck and paramedics were called to confirm her death, he said.

Her identity was not immediately confirmed, though the man told officers she was his wife and she appeared to be in her 40s, Duran said, adding that the man's demeanor was "calm." He was detained and was being interviewed by homicide detectives, the lieutenant said.

A small amount of blood was found in the vehicle but not on the man, Duran said.

The man parked his truck in metered parking facing police headquarters on 14th Street, prompting police to close 14th Street from Broadway to E Street. Duran said the closure would likely last until at least dawn for the investigation.