Woman found dead near campus

Feb. 8, 2022, 12:06 a.m.

A woman was found dead in a tent at the intersection of El Camino Real and Palm Drive at 6:46 p.m. on Monday, according to a Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) Community Alert sent out the same evening. The Daily has reached out to SUDPS for more information. 

The incident, which was originally reported as a death “under suspicious circumstances,” was amended on Tuesday to an “unattended death” following an initial investigation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The woman had been using the tent as housing and was known to those who live in the area. The Sheriff’s Office reported that it does not believe that the death was caused by the actions of another person, or that she was the victim of an assault or battery. The Office of the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner will determine the official cause of death. 

After the original alert advised persons “to walk with others and use well-lit travel routes,” the Tuesday update specified that, based on the new information, “it is believed there is no serious or ongoing threat to the community.”

This article has been updated to include additional information about the circumstances of the death shared on Tuesday.

Sarah Raza '23 M.A. '24 is a Vol. 264 News Managing Editor. During Vol. 263, she was a Desk Editor for the University Desk. She hails from Michigan. Contact Sarah at sraza 'at' stanforddaily.com.

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