Woman's body found in Oakland hills

December 25, 2010 12:33:51 PM PST
A deceased woman's body was found naked at the entrance to a bicycle trail in the Oakland hills Friday morning, police said.

Police Sgt. Jim Rullamas said the body was found at about 8:21 a.m. in the 1500 block of Skyline Boulevard, about 50 feet east of Keller Avenue, by an area resident who was driving by.

Because the woman was nude, police believe that she died somewhere else and was left at the site, Rullamas said.

The victim appears to have been a white woman in her 40s, Rullamas said. But she probably won't be identified until next week because the Alameda County Coroner's office is closed until Monday, he said.

The woman had some minor abrasions but those don't appear to be the cause of her death and no cause of death has been established, according to Rullamas.

This is the second time this week that a woman's body has been found in Oakland.

A first woman was found near Doolittle Drive east of Harbor Bay Parkway in the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park at about 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday's victim has been identified as 21-year-old Jasmine Jordan of Fresno, according to police spokesman Jeff Thomason.

He said homicide investigators are trying to determine if there is any connection between the deaths of the woman who was found today and that of Jordan because it's unusual for the bodies of two women to be found in the same week.

However, Rullamas said there also are significant differences because the bodies were found in different locations.

The woman who was found today didn't have any obvious sign of trauma, but the woman who was found on Tuesday suffered "very violent trauma," having been stabbed to death.


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