Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 27, 2012

Woman found dead in brush at Dublin BART station

BART police say she apparently jumped

by Glenn Wohltmann

The Alameda County Coroner's Office have identified the woman whose body was found in the brush last week near the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station parking structure as Joy Ann Grammatica, 48, of Livermore.

A coroner's report says the death was due to "multiple blunt force trauma" consistent with a jump from the parking garage.

"At this point, it is being treated as a suicide until we find evidence otherwise," an Alameda County Coroner's Office spokesman said.

BART police Officer Era Jenkins said investigators are searching for possible witnesses and are looking for video footage from the area.

She said BART detectives are considering all possibilities, including the possibility of a jump, as well as an accidental fall or a push from the parking structure.

"We look for witnesses, we ask for witnesses to come forward -- we just look at all possibilities," Jenkins said, explaining that the coroner's office, not BART police, makes the determination of cause of death.

A BART police lieutenant said someone called police about a body in the bushes around 12:30 p.m. July 19. The body was discovered just feet from the large BART parking structure on the Dublin side.

A LinkedIn profile page lists Joy Grammatica as an implementation manager at Verizon in the San Francisco Bay Area and shows she had been with the company since 2006. Grammatica's father, Calvin Marquis, died on July 17, according to an obituary published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Comments

Posted by Barbara, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

Why do you even bother to write an article if you don't do basic reporting? What did the autopsy say? Where were the areas of blunt force trauma? Legs? Back of the head? Seems to me we've seen a string of deaths, murders that have been very poorly covered by the Weekly.

Which police agency really has the responsibility of determining cause and manner of death? Is the Dublin police department involved? Is the BART police the only agency with jurisdiction to investigate? What have they done to investigate other causes other than wait for other evidence to fall into their laps? Do the women of this area have to start worrying about their basic safety in public places or not? Come on, step it up, please!!


Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:18 am

I drove by the crime scene. There was Sheriff's dept, Pleasanton Police, BART deputies, Highway Patrol, and Pleasanton Fire. I about gagged on the replication of services and what it is costing me as a taxpayer. See sunamiwamigusherpublicpensiones.com yo find out how this flagrant duplication of services, with overtime benefits and hazard pay to boot, is swamping us. As Mitt Romney's tax forms amply indicate, we pay the highest rate of taxes in the world. We're drowning!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

a woman is murdered and you flash on money?
you must be somebody's kinda guy...


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