Updated : The initial investigation indicates the victim was likely killed by her adoptive son, Joseph Andrew Stuber. Witnesses saw Stuber leaving the home in his vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed, prior to the police being called to the scene.
Escondido Police and other county agencies searched for the suspect throughout the night using all available investigative techniques. On March 10, 2015 at about 7:25 am, Escondido Police Detectives located the suspect’s Silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on Stratford Court in Del Mar. Upon checking the vehicle for occupants, detectives saw a deceased subject inside the truck. The face of the body was concealed but after evidence technicians processed the scene, the identity of the body was confirmed to be that of the murder suspect, Joseph Stuber. Preliminary investigation shows that Stuber killed himself by asphyxiation.
The investigation is still in progress and if anyone has any information about this case, we encourage them to contact the Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4722.
Original story follows-
Escondido CA— At 9:35 PM, March 9, 2015, Escondido Police Department received information that a violent crime may have occurred at a residence on Mountain View Drive. Officers responded to the home and when there was no answer to their knock at the door, they forced entry. Once inside the residence, officers located an elderly woman, dead on the floor. The woman appears to have been the victim of a violent assault.
The initial investigation indicates the victim was likely killed by another resident of the home: Joseph Andrew Stuber. Mr.Stuber was observed leaving the home in his vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed, prior to the police being called to the scene. The suspect, is a high-risk registered sex offender and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Mr. Stuber is described as a white male adult, with collar-length brown hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 5-10, 200 pounds.
He was last seen driving a 2007 Silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, California license number 8J70011.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mr.Stuber, or who sees Mr. Stuber or his vehicle is asked to immediately contacted the local law enforcement agency by dialing 911. Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to contact or detain Mr. Stuber.
JOSEPH A. STUBER
46 YEARS OF AGE, 5-10, 200 LBS, brown hair, blue eyes