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January 2, 2018 > Suspicious death under investigation

Suspicious death under investigation

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Detectives from the Fremont Police Department are investigating the Christmas Day death of a 47-year-old woman that has been deemed suspicious.

At 11:22 a.m. a caller to 911 notified police dispatchers about a woman with a visible head injury walking southbound on Fremont Boulevard, just south of Thornton Avenue. Responding officers found the woman near the Centerville train station already being treated for a head injury by members of the Fremont Fire Department. She was taken by ambulance to a trauma center.

Meanwhile, officers canvassed the area and spoke to several people living in nearby homeless encampments trying to find information about how the woman was injured and any potential witnesses. At 6:30 p.m. the Alameda County SheriffÕs Office reported that the woman had died at the hospital. Medical personnel provided officers with additional information about the injury, which was described as head trauma, but they couldnÕt determine the cause of the trauma.

Because of the suspicious circumstances of the womanÕs death, the police departmentÕs Crimes Against Persons Unit took over the investigation. Detectives are working with the Alameda County Coroner to investigate the case and determine how the woman, described by police as a transient from Fremont, was injured. The investigation has been classified as a suspicious circumstance case.

The womanÕs next of kin has not been located and her name has not yet been released.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Craig Gaches at or call (510) 790-6900. Anonymous tips via text or on the web can also be sent to police. Please text Tip FremontPD followed by your short message to 888-777, or via the web by going to

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