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Woman found dead in Heritage Park

Neighbors, police say she was a local transient

She was known to neighbors as the woman who sat every morning on a park bench in Heritage Park in Palo Alto. She was found dead near her bench on Saturday, Dec. 21.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Rest in peace. I hope that the newspaper can find out more about who she was and print an obituary.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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In one of the richest areas of the planet, close to a church, near the police department, in a neighborhood full of wealthy people in homes with heat, clean beds and plenty of comforts, not far from holiday revelers who've been eating expensive food in warm restaurants, many holiday shopping and enjoying this gorgeous weather, this poor woman passed away alone. May she rest in peace.


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Posted by Oh, Please, Hmmm
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

People in third world countries have it much worse. America has so many opportunities which people take for granted. Obviously, even her own family gave up on her. May she rest in peace.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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[Portion removed.] It's much easier to blame an older homeless woman for not taking advantage of the many opportunities presented to her living in Palo Alto as someone without resources. Merry Christmas!


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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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Posted by Mater Dei,
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Requiescat in Pace, Jane Doe.


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Posted by Barnacle
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”


― Herman Melville


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a resident of South of Midtown
on Dec 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Posted by PAmoderate
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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