Body found in Palo Alto Baylands

Police say person died by suicide; notification of next of kin is pending

A person who was found dead in the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve on Sunday (Nov. 20) morning died of an apparent suicide, police spokesman Lt. Zach Perron said Monday.

Police said the person was discovered in the Baylands preserve, which is at the east end of Embarcadero Road, near the sailing station boat launch. The launch is in the northern part of the preserve, east of the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center in the Harriet Mundy Marsh.

Police received a call regarding the body at about 9:29 a.m. The person's age and gender have not been released.

The Santa Clara County Coroner has not yet identified the person. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Palo Alto Online is reporting this incident because it occurred in a public space.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

I am so sorry to read this. My thoughts are with the deceased's loved ones.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Was sorry to read about this event. Is there any further news on this?

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Anon., there may not be further news given the current privacy laws re suicides. It used to be you could contact law enforcement or the medical examiner's office and get the publicly released info on a suicide, but not any longer.

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