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    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Body Found Alongside Sir Francis Drake Highway

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Date: June 6, 2013
Contact: John A. Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Contact: Lt. Jamie Scardina

On June 6, 2013, at about 9:45 am, a body was discovered in Point Reyes National Seashore near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the area of the Platform Bridge Road. The body appears to be a female in her late 20s or early 30s. The National Park Service has asked the Marin County Sheriff’s Office to lead the investigation into the cause of death. Marin County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and National Park Service Rangers will work together during this investigation. All further media inquiries should be addressed to Lieutenant Jamie Scardina by email.


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