In a shocking incident that has rocked the community of El Cajon, California, Brenda Valle and her husband Jose Valle were found dead in their apartment in what investigators are treating as a murder-suicide.
The Incident Unfolds
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received a distress call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence on the 1600 block of Hilton Head Court in El Cajon. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Brenda Valle, 38, and Jose Benjamin Lopez Valle, 41, both suffering from gunshot wounds.
The Lives They Lived
Born on April 22, 1985, Brenda Valle was a native of San Diego, California. A graduate of Crawford High School and Patrick Henry High School, she pursued General Education at Grossmont College before transferring to San Diego City College, where she studied Cosmetology.
She began her career as a Bus Operator at the Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego, California from 2008 to 2013. Later, Brenda served as a School Bus Operator at the Cajon Valley Union School District and was an employee at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Careers.
Jose Valle’s background is less clear at this time. However, he was identified as Brenda’s husband.
A Community in Shock
The tragic event has sent shockwaves throughout the community, with many expressing their grief and condolences. Brenda’s sister made a heartfelt social media post stating, “Words can’t explain how I feel right now/ My sister Brenda Valle Lopez was murdered today by her husband then he took his life/She didn’t deserve her life to be shortened.”
The Investigation and Aftermath
Preliminary findings suggest that Jose’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The couple’s three children, aged eleven, sixteen, and eighteen, are safe and under good care.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this incident to contact the Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers.
This tragic incident underscores the devastating impact of violence on families and communities. As the community grapples with this loss, our thoughts go out to the Valle’s children and their extended family during this difficult time.