News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 1221201302
Subject :

Deceased Woman Found at Heritage Park; No Signs of Foul Play
Contact : Kara Apple, Sergeant, Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA -- A woman was found dead this morning at Heritage Park near downtown Palo Alto, and the initial investigation shows no signs of foul play.

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, at about 7:17 a.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a woman lying on the ground who did not appear to be breathing at Heritage Park at 351 Homer Avenue.  Officers and personnel from the Palo Alto Fire Department responded immediately and found the woman deceased.

There is no indication of criminal activity.  Preliminary indications are that the woman may be a local transient who frequented Heritage Park.  Personnel from the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office responded and have taken over the investigation.  No additional information on the identity of the woman will be released by the Palo Alto Police Department.  All inquiries into the matter are being directed to the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Anyone who may have information about the woman is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.