San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

9621 Ridgehaven Court • San Diego, CA 92123

Cold Case Homicide

Elizabeth Schultz

Victim:Elizabeth Schultz

Crime Date:March 14, 1978

Location:Gopher Canyon east of Ormsby Rd., Vista


Synopsis: The San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail is asking for the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the death of 20-year-old Elizabeth Schultz, who was found murdered more than 34 years ago.

During the afternoon of March 14, 1978, the body of Elizabeth Schultz was discovered by two men alongside Gopher Canyon Road, ¼ mile east of Ormsby Road in Vista. The detectives who conducted the preliminary investigation, discovered Schultz was murdered.

Although an extensive investigation was conducted, investigators never developed enough evidence to make an arrest. As the case remains unsolved, Cold Case detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Elizabeth Schultz. However, detectives still need the public’s help to identify the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us in one of the following ways: