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Ex Atherton resident dies in Seal Beach shooting

Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, attended school in Menlo Park

Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, a former resident of Atherton and an elementary school student at St. Raymond in Menlo Park, died in the Wednesday (Oct. 12) shooting spree that took eight lives in a beauty salon in the Orange County community of Seal Beach.

The suspect in the shooting, Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach, is in custody and is the ex-husband of one of the victims, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Daschbach Fast's mother, who lives in Atherton, acknowledged in a brief telephone interview that her daughter was one of the victims.

Authorities in Orange County have not yet responded to an interview request.

Daschbach Fast was a member of a large and prominent local family with a strong connection to St. Raymond Catholic Church and elementary school on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear this & about the rest of those killed. I have a friend who lives near the shooting site & she said it's still very hard for people to take in.

Condolences to Ms. Fast's family. I will keep them in my thoughts.


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