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Body found outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater

Police launch investigation into the circumstances surrounding woman's death

The entrance to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre is seen in a file photo from September 2018. A body was found Wednesday morning outside of the ShowPlace ICON theater in Mountain View. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

A dead woman was found outside a movie theater in Mountain View early Wednesday morning, prompting a police investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Police said in a statement that a runner discovered the woman motionless on the ground in front of the Showplace ICON theater around 6:20 a.m. and called 911. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was located in the driveway area near the front doors of the theater, police said. The parking structure was shut down until about 9 a.m., and detectives are still investigating the death. The identity of the woman and cause of death was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Matthew Hom at [email protected]

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Body found outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater

Police launch investigation into the circumstances surrounding woman's death

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Thu, Jun 10, 2021, 8:38 am

A dead woman was found outside a movie theater in Mountain View early Wednesday morning, prompting a police investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Police said in a statement that a runner discovered the woman motionless on the ground in front of the Showplace ICON theater around 6:20 a.m. and called 911. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was located in the driveway area near the front doors of the theater, police said. The parking structure was shut down until about 9 a.m., and detectives are still investigating the death. The identity of the woman and cause of death was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Matthew Hom at [email protected]

Kevin Forestieri writes for the Mountain View Voice, a sister publication of PaloAltoOnline.com.

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Bystander
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Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:32 pm
Bystander, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
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on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Any updates on this sad news? I can't see it in the MV Voice.

Has she been identified and her family informed? Condolences to the family.


It.is.what.it.is
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Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:41 pm
It.is.what.it.is, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:41 pm

Surely there are cameras at the front doors of the theatre and all around the parking garage.


Christopher Johnson
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Mountain View
on Jun 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Christopher Johnson, Mountain View
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm

Given the account description, a homeless person in poor health who passed away while asleep outdoors?


eileen
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College Terrace
on Jun 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm
eileen , College Terrace
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

why is there no follow-up on this story? Should we worry about going to this area? Is this a murder? Please give some details, thanks!


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