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Ex-Atherton resident dies in Seal Beach shooting

 

Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, a former resident of Atherton who had attended elementary school at St. Raymond Church in Menlo Park, died in the Wednesday, Oct. 12, shooting spree that took eight lives in a beauty salon in the Orange County community of Seal Beach.

The suspect in the shooting, Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach, is in custody and is the ex-husband of one of the victims, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Ms. Daschbach Fast's mother, who lives in Atherton, acknowledged in a brief telephone interview that her daughter was in fact one of the victims.

Authorities in Orange County have not yet responded to an interview request.

Ms. Daschbach Fast was a member of a large and prominent local family with a strong connection to St. Raymond Catholic Church and elementary school on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park.

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