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Cold Case: Carole DeFleice


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February 25, 1984

Somewhere along El Cajon Blvd


Carole DeFleice, also known as Nina Star, had been in San Diego for about six weeks prior to her murder. During this time she had been working as a prostitute along El Cajon Boulevard. She was living at the Sea Point Motel and taking her dates to the Aztec Motel at the dead-end of 4400 Camino Del Rio South. DeFleice was last seen alive on El Cajon Boulevard at around 9 p.m. on Friday night, February 25, 1984. DeFleice told a close friend she had plans to get picked up for a date at about 11:00 p.m.

On that same evening, a little after 11 p.m., DeFleice's friend was being driven past that same area when she spotted DeFleice lying on the ground. She had been stabbed to death.