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Menlo Park: Police investigating possible homicide

Original post made on Dec 12, 2018

Menlo Park police are investigating a possible homicide after a woman was found dead in a house in the 900 block of Valparaiso Avenue on Wednesday night (Dec. 12), according to a statement released Wednesday evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:32 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

[Post removed; the homicide is under investigation - don't speculate on the details]

Posted by Portola Valley Resident
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Dec 13, 2018 at 7:54 am

I am shocked to hear. Certainly nothing like this has ever happened here. Makes me sickened, I hope they are doing everything they can as for public safety. It makes me nervous now to leave town even if just going to menlo or Stanford,, too many lunatics on the loose

Posted by Get Real
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 13, 2018 at 9:31 am

“Certainly nothing like this has ever happened here.”

Oh please. Give me a break. These things happen everywhere. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment.] This is one of the safest places in the country.

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Dec 13, 2018 at 10:59 am

What a horror. In so sorry to read that yet again, a woman is a homicide victim. What a relief a suspect has been arrested.

University Drive and Johnson Ave aren't near the 900 block of Valparaiso, so what was up with the road closure? Weapon dump? Suspect arrested in that area?

Posted by Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 13, 2018 at 11:59 am

I had the same initial confusion, as if you map 900 Valparaiso Ave the address shows up between Elder Ave and N Lemon Ave, closer to Alameda de las Pulgas.

However, it turns out the odd numbers are on the opppsite side of the street and go in the opposite direction. If you map 901 Valparaiso Ave, it shows that the address is in fact between University Dr and Johnson St.

Therefore, I’m assuming it had to be one of the oddly numbered residences between University Dr and Johnson St. That would explain the road closure between the two streets, and it would still be classified under the 900 block of Valparaiso Ave.

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Thanks very much for the clarification, Resident. I know the area well but never paid much attention to how the house numbers are organized.

With this homicide and the one here in E Palo Alto it's a tragic holiday season.

Posted by Bob
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The location is on Valparaiso near El Camino. I happened to drive by there yesterday afternoon shortly after the police showed up and had wondered why there were a bunch of police cars there and yellow tape going up around a house and yard. Sad to hear why all that activity was taking place.

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 14, 2018 at 7:50 am

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

[Post responding to a troll's comment removed as no longer relevant.]

Posted by Helen
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Dec 14, 2018 at 9:49 am

To think that “this area” is immune to violence, murder, and domestic abuse is absolutely ridiculous. If you’re that naive, I’m stunned.

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Dec 14, 2018 at 9:56 am

Thank you, Helen, for your practical and informed point of view.

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