Death Investigation

Officers responded to a report of a person lying on top of a shopping cart on the sidewalk in front of 393 W. Market. When officers arrived, they found a 58 year old female lying face down on top of a shopping cart filled with recyclables.  The woman was found to be deceased and her death appeared to be recent. There was no obvious sign of trauma that would give indication of the cause of her death.

Video surveillance in the area shows an unidentified subject pushing the shopping cart with the woman lying on top eastbound on W. Market just minutes prior to the call.  This person is described as a White or Hispanic male wearing a white long sleeve shirt and blue pants.  The exact cause of the 58 year old woman's death is pending an autopsy.  The deceased identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Anyone with information that may aid in this investigation is urged to contact the Salinas Police Department Investigations bureau at 831-758-7226.  You can also call anonymously at 831-775-4222 or via the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

All media inquiries shuold be directed to Commander Vincent Maiorana at 831-758-7350