UPDATE: Possible Attempted Suicide Near K-Mart on Clayton Rd. in Concord

January 14, 2014 16:25 pm · 118 comments

We’re getting information that police are investigating a possible attempted suicide near K-Mart on Clayton Rd.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we’re hearing that somebody stabbed themselves in the back of a taxi cab.

Paramedics were performing CPR on the person, however, it is now known at this time if he/she pulled through.

UPDATE, 4:45pm: We’re hearing the person did not live, and it was in fact a suicide.

Rest in Peace.

Shelley January 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I hope this person pulls through.

anon January 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

saw all the emergency vehicles, assumed someone had been run over. I feel bad for the cab driver as well as the person that felt the need to do that!

Jen January 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

They didn’t make it :(. We just happened to drive by and the body is covered up on the ground behind the cab :(.

j c January 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Body cover with yellow tarp. Don’t think she made it. SAD

DR January 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Just left that Kmart and there was a covered body on the ground. Lots of blood.

stickler January 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

What a sad way to go, what would make her do such a thing?

it'smE!! January 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

This is soo sad!! Why do people their selfs like this??

Joey January 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Was at Kmart when it happened deceased

Incognito January 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Very sad and terrible for the cab driver.

Girl w/ dogs January 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

How tragic! I just drove by and thought it was another shoplifting incident.

Silva January 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Oh that’s so sad. Yeah, poor driver too. Glad we decided not to shop there this afternoon. Always wonder why some people involve others when they decide to check out.

P-hill lovin January 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Omg that is fkn nuts! Seriously crazy! The person took their life, and then on top of that, in front of the cab driver. That poor can driver had to witness that! Terrible 🙁

Craig Cannon January 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Help is So Close. Just a Call, or Ask Someone. So Sorry For a Person Who Saw No Other Way Out, and the Taxi Driver, who did not have to See This, Just Doing a Job. A Job That Saves Many Lives On Its Own, By Driving Inpaired Drivers Home Safely Every Day. It’s A Hopeless Feeling, Knowing Some Folks Just Cant Be Reached. To The Family left behind. So Sorry.

P-hill lovin January 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM


Neel January 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I am at Kmart right now, is it ok if I take a picture of the scene?

CLAYCORD.com January 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Thanks for the offer of the picture, but we usually don’t post pictures of suicide scenes.

Thank you though.

anon January 14, 2014 at 5:35 PM

She must have had some connection to Kmart. Maybe she was fired from there? It’s really strange to kill yourself in a cab outside of a Kmart.

Atticus Thraxx January 14, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Jesus. Cutting your wrist is one thing, But stabbing yourself to death takes a special kind of despair.

Twila January 14, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Neel, are you a sick mother?

anon1 January 14, 2014 at 5:54 PM

She didn’t work there anon

With Help Comes Hope January 14, 2014 at 5:57 PM

If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to, call the Crisis Help line at:


You can also go to their website and chat live with someone who can help you.

www dot crisis-center dot org

Anonymous January 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Most cabbies can’t top that story

Brenden January 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

My mom and i witnessed the entire thing :(. Couldn’t believe that it was real. It looked like something you’d see out of a movie. R.I.P. to the young girl, may her soul finally be at peace.

Krista January 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

On my way home, just drove by, coroner van present right in front of entrance. People still walking in and out doing their shopping.

Prescott January 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM

@P-hill lovin
This did not take place in front of the cab driver, it occurred behind him.

T15 January 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Is it ok if I ask for some clarity? Did she take her life inside the cab or did she step outside and do it in front of the actual store?

May she rest in peace.

it'smE!! January 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

@ neel you’ve got to be kidding me why would you ask that wierd, question you are loco la cabesa forever.probably you just went to Kmart to see what was going on right,I hate nosy people. yeez People these days!

have a great Tuesday guys!! 🙂

Jay January 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Yeah I work at that Kmart. It was chaotic being that children were walking by and I believe a student was walking and noticed her. She bought a hunting knife prior to this. It’s just bizarre knowing she was just in my store and she was living. Sad ending. Much love to her family and friends (if any) during this time

Shasta Daisy January 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM


May she rest in peace.

Craig January 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

This is sad, and a very odd place for this to happen.

Condolences to her family and friends. May she R.I.P.

Malinda Bidinger January 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

It is such a sad travesty all around,her surviving family members, people who witnessed any part of it, It’s all so so sad, my heart breaks in so many pieces. I understand the contemplating and wanting to do such, but to actually follow through, there was no light ahead for/to her. (From her perspective, not saying that was the case) There will forever be so many unanswered questions… we’ll never know. Could we, should we, coulda, woulda, shoulda….Pray for mercy on her soul. Reach out to SOMEBODY, a stranger, someone and tell them what you are feeling… We need to love one another and ourselves more. Blessings to you all, appreciate those in our lives today because we never know who is struggling to that extent. RiP

it'smE!! January 14, 2014 at 7:08 PM

@jay jay are u the owner of the store or something you wrote this… “It’s just bizarre knowing she was just in my store and she was living” what the heck!!

rest in peace!!

Anon January 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

What’s really troubling from this story is to hear that people still shop at Kmart! Just kidding…sorry to hear about this tragedy.

Anon January 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

“People still walking in and out doing their shopping.”

Of course — they could care less

The cabbie,, like al of us have seen 10,000+ murders/dead people on TV
more exciiting in real life — he gets no fare/tip – that is the bummer

so sad January 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I heard she tripped and fell on the knife on accident…cabbie was very distraught. Sad regardless of how it happened.

3dmagee January 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

What a selfish act doing that inside of a taxi cab let alone in a public place. The poor cab driver now has to clean out a taxi full of blood. If your going to kill yourself atleast do it in a private place so everyone else including children arent affected by it.

Foonman January 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

With all the good and bad going on in the world today, this could never be the answer. May this torchered soul now rest. Very upsetting.

Ted K., SuperMax January 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

The ultimate selfie.

it'smE!! January 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Mabe people don’t know this happend not all claycordians read claycord,you never know!;D

I'm Your Huckleberry January 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM

It’s after the holidays… for some the holidays are the worse time of year, and for others, the winter blues set in after the holidays. For those who have never experienced this, won’t know what that means. Or, maybe it was something else altogether. It’s a sad story, which happened in our neighborhood. RIP

mamatosix January 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

So sad:-(

Bishop Estates January 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

So sad that people feel this is the only way out of a temporary situation. I feel so sorry for the Cab driver and anyone else who had to witness this act.
A good reminder to all of us to be kind to one another, you never know who is suffering in silence.

Bishop Estates January 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

@34 anon bad timing for a joke….

Anonymous January 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

@Ted K. Umm…do you even know what a selfie is? Stupid geezer.

R.i.p January 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Any word on the victims name…?

VikingPrincess January 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Will await more info – very sparse for now. A knife, cab, blood, Kmart and a girl

Until then…
Guys – Saw this before but now Im going to do a Shirley Mclaine and go out on a limb here –
….what the heck is up with all the RIP comments? Its not a tombstone on Halloween.

Have you ever seen a card for condolences that had RIP or rest in Peace on it? Weird to read, as opposed to sympathy…or anything else but RIP…

know the cab driver January 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The cab driver was actually taken into custody by Police as protocol only. Poor guy was supposed to go visit his family in El Salvador tomorrow. He had to cancel his trip because of this. He’s having a tough time dealing with what happened. Story goes he dropped the woman off at the store, she came back and got in the car. The driver turned and asked if she was ready to go and she just took the knife her chest and blood flew out everywhere. Very traumatic.

CJK January 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

This is so sad. My heart goes out to the family & friends of this young lady and the cab driver, I could see he was so upset, he will never forget this. What is just as sad is some claycord readers just want to share their experience or express a condolence and instead of trying to rally as a community, Many are making heartless comments or jokes and others are criticizing someone else because of how the worded something. I wonder if an unkind word was the straw that broke this young lady’s back.

@VikingPrincess January 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Are you a newbie to the Internet? Read any comment section after a death is publicized and it’s full of people wishing that the departed “rest in peace,” abbreviated RIP. And it’s not “opposed to sympathy,” it is one form of sympathy directed toward someone you generally didn’t know. Not the same as a Hallmark card.

And on that note, I send prayers to the woman’s friends and family. May she rest in peace.

Stan B January 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Drama Queen perhaps…probably dumped by a loser guy. Cabbie may have said something to push her over the edge. Why are people so weak these day.
No one ever said life was easy… But there IS a purpose for being here and we must respect that.

Sister Fidelia January 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

The Bible teaches us to trust, depend on, and believe in God throughout its length. (Romans 8:28 is one example.) To take your own life would show no faith in God. Notice that although the prophets, apostles, and Jesus Christ were persecuted, tortured, and put to death; they did not commit suicide for an “easy out.” They “fought the good fight” to the end (see 2 Timothy 4:6-8)

h January 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

It’s ridiculous how IGNORANT some people can be for basically calling someone weak for committing suicide. Please educate yourself and realize there are many people in the world suffering with depression and other serious issues which can be caused by genetics, not emotional weakness. Insensitive people these days

@Stan B January 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Perhaps…probably…may have…bottom line is you know nothing, so why post a comment that casts her in such a negative light? This isn’t the place for amateur psychologists.

h January 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Not to mention nobody knows what this persons childhood was like or the kind of problems they had to deal with day to day, so please be respectful

VikingPrincess January 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Nope not a newbie. Have friends that use Legacy.com and have an account myself for family. No one had the shortsightedness to put RIP.

I recall it was used back in the days when people were so poor they could not afford more than the inscription of three initials. So are you an oldie? LOL.
Only seen it here. You see RIP in the obit titles or newspapers? LMAO.

Bodie January 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Sorry folks, but anyone that would do this to their loved ones is not to be felt sorry for. Stop sticking up for someone that kills human life!

@bodie January 15, 2014 at 12:36 AM

are you actually serious right now? you have no idea why she took her own life. maybe she just lost someone close, or found out some bad news, or maybe suffers from depression and finally acted on something she thought about for a while now. she deserves to be felt sorry for because even if she did take her life, she is still a human being. don’t be so insensitive. there are probably a lot of people who were close to her will miss her.

think about it this way: would you be saying the same thing if one of your parents commited suicide?

anon January 15, 2014 at 1:50 AM

its very ironic to call suicide selfish. obviously the person’s feelings and mental state are quite off balance and cannot be compared to most people going through a crisis that have the ability to see hope or have support. imagine your life is like being in a cold ocean w/o hope of rescue. imagine the worst pain you can. imagine having to cope w/ life with that constant pain. mental illness is often very difficult to treat, its not like a disease where a blood test will tell you what is happening. Brain chemistry is out of balance. when a person’s serotonin and dopamine- brain chemicals that make a person feel ok- are low, the pain is unbearable w/o letup. Often people dont know what is wrong w/ themselves and some have no idea how difficult it is to get health treatment. This world is getting more difficult by the day. There are so many people that have diagnosed mental disorders, imagine all the ones that dont with the flawed medical system.

anon January 15, 2014 at 2:02 AM

if a person sprained their ankle would we expect them to walk as though nothing were wrong? We cant see the emotional pain people have, but yet it is quite real and stronger than many are capable of comprehending. and what makes it even worse is when there is a criticism and lack of understanding of the condition. if it seems selfish for a person to take their life there is much to learn about the pain associated w/ mental illness. learn the signs of depression, be empathetic, maybe some good will come of it.

pam January 15, 2014 at 2:44 AM

I was there yesturday when it happened, to walk up to something like this with a 5 yr od next to me was surreal, RIP to this poor girl, ive never seen something like this, tv shows yes but real life its crazy

Always Right January 15, 2014 at 5:51 AM

We’ll said, Sister Fidelia. Was this poor woman another victim of the hopeless narcissistic secularism sweeping like a plague across the country?
Could be. Whatever the reason, prayers for her family and those affected, including the cabbie.

Fig Newton January 15, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Sad story,,,,,,,,,,,, What could be so bad that it would take you to this level?

Me January 15, 2014 at 6:19 AM

What can you say really? Be it RIP or anything else, if it is with good intentions of showing you care to the family to bring even a tiny fraction of comfort, or think you are trying, or to the soul of the prepared , why is that bad? What isn’t good imo is jokes and hurtful comments a loved one may read. We never know now much someone is suffering, physically, mentally or both? To resort to suicide. There is help. Phone numbers to call. I am not sure the numbers but I would bet most people have thought about it at least once, or may. It’s a tough one though. People have to help themselves. Be strong know there are many who care and will even help you, and most of all help yourself. Too much hate and stress imo out there.. It’s really sad. Sorry for the person and family. But if someone uses RIP should be the least of our concerns. Life is very difficult, esp now.

ChampagneKitty January 15, 2014 at 6:53 AM

to Stan B and Bodie–you know, especially with this topic, if you can’t think of something respectful to say, then you really should just be quiet. Calling someone’s suicide weak or selfish is really offensive, especially to those folks who knew someone who committed suicide.

JET January 15, 2014 at 7:12 AM

This is so sad. I was actually at that shopping center, but was shopping on the other end (at Lucky’s). Bizarre to think that I was there when this happened. I had no idea about it since I drove out on Alberta Way when I left….. i’m glad that I didn’t see it, so sad. Thoughts and prayers for the cab driver, and all of you who saw this. 🙁

B January 15, 2014 at 7:29 AM

A gal at my work witnessed the whole incident; the girl was dead before the ambulance got there – the girl bought a knife in sporting goods then stabbed herself in the chest in front of many witnesses. It is tragic that she did that to herself and her family, and that she traumatized so many people and disrupted so many lives with her selfish act. Suicide is selfish, narcissistic and cruel – that is a message that needs to get out there. Potential suicides think it is nothing and it’s all about them and how sorry people will be, or whatever – that is not the reality – it is also not a religious issue, it is a mental health issue. Our country doesn’t care about mental health issues and getting assistance if you are lower middle class to middle class can be nearly impossible. If you are very wealthy or very poor, then you get help.

MamaP January 15, 2014 at 7:39 AM

“There but for the grace of God…” This was someone’s child, friend, sister, aunt. Don’t you think, that if she had a choice, she would choose to be well? I know this as I had a sister who was very mentally ill and died homeless after many suicide attempts. My sister would have given anything to be well. It could have been me. Most mental illnesses are caused by genetics or by a person’s environment. Some turn to self-medication to try to feel what we call “normal.” Mental illness is still very much “in the closet” and there is great fear. So, yes, dear child-rest in peace. Your pain has ended. Godspeed to all-family, friends, witnesses and, especially this lady. Do not judge. There but for the grace of God….

Why... January 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM

do the moronic comments from some of
the regular posters here surprise you.
The lack of Human compassion is
evident in their words. They are small minded,
Scared people that do what they can to
feel superior to people with the same fears
as their own. They are bullies. And anyone
that regularly reads their postings know what
to expect and from who.
This obviously tormented young
women’s final act was most likely her final
attempt to get the attention from the people
she felt paid none to her in life. Whether this
lack of concern was real or imagined by her,
because perceived indifference is sometimes
harder to deal with than actual acts.
All in all, REST IN PEACE,
is really the only thing that needs to be said.

Mitch January 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

This is very sad. Condolences to her family.

Concordanon January 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

It really irks me when people do this kind of stuff! How inconsiderate do you have to be to commit suicide in public. I understand that this woman may have had some serious problems, and she felt like it was her only solution, but doing it in a public place, that’s horrible! I smoke pot to deal with my problems, but I don’t go to a playground and smoke around the children. She definitely should not have done it where children could be present (there’s a daycare right there too, and a HS around the corner)! She may have very well scarred some people for life. That’s just plain rude!

RIP January 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Feel bad for this poor person and the family and frieds effected.

May their soul RIP (REST IN PEACE).

Shelly January 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

My father, a Navy Doctor checked out on the good meds, quietly and alone. I myself have suffered from depression (now treated) for as long as I can remember. I have at times seriously contemplated checking out, but never in a way as to make a grand statement. That’s just a horrible thing to do to other people, including children, who must somehow continue on their path carrying that awful image forever. Damned inconsiderate.

mutts January 15, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Have to smoke pot to fight depression??? How lame is that? May not help depression when you get lung cancer.

Jay January 15, 2014 at 9:54 AM

@itsme no I don’t own the store, I’m a cashier. For those of you who choose to post your insensitive comments need to rethink your mindset. You did not know her which gives you no right to assume anything about her. You don’t know her name nor her story. Obviously she was moved by something in her life to push her to that point, (you don’t need to know what it was, not your buisness in the first place since she didn’t reach out to you) some are not as strong as others and bashing them for it makes you look weak if not weaker than them for pointing it out, attempting to boost your sorry excuse for an ego. You can say what you want now until you either are at a low point wih yourself or know someone who is. I hope she found peace on the other side.

mamatosix January 15, 2014 at 9:57 AM

The sad part for me is that people just go on with their lives walking over the site like it never happened.
Not saying we should all stop and cry. But I certainly would like to think we all pause internally and ask where we can have more compassion.
We never really know what someone else is going through. But we are such a disconnected society that we have forgotten our fellow human being.
So even if we do not give this a bunch of attention… maybe we could use it as a lesson to be more present in our daily dealings with others. It always amazes me how little eye contact people make. And the lengths they go to to avoid eye contact, connection with others.
The question we should all ask ourselves is not how could she hurt so bad to do this and wtf would she do it in public and to that cab driver. But how can I be a beacon of light in someones darkness?
Obviously she wanted someone to see her pain. How many others are in that much pain? What would it take to help these people see a glimmer of hope that tomorrow will be another chance to get help? Or that people actually care?
Too often we send them to the dr for meds but even when people take meds they need compassion.
So sorry for everyone who had to witness that. Suicide always leaves us with a sense of responsibility. And the question of what could I have done? The answer is pay attention and do something now in this moment and every moment going forward. We cannot change the past but we can certainly learn from it.
Sending love and compassion to those who are suffering from this situation and anyone who is suffering like this young woman obviously was.

From a Family Member January 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Thank you for the condolences. The family is grieving and struggling to understand the circumstances of my cousin’s passing. She recently had a baby and was diagnosed with post partum depression, which later changed to post partum psychosis. She did her best to better herself, but somehow reached her limit.

Our sincere apologies to those that witnessed the horrific event.

MamaP January 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Oh, my dear, NO need to apologize!! NONE. #76. Godspeed and please know there are a lot of folks who are reaching out to you to express condolences. And, shame on those who judge.

Twila January 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM

And there you have it, folks – the reason for the suicide for all of you second-guessers. Think of the first responders who had to see and deal with this, to say nothing of passers-by.

Silva January 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

To her family; so sorry for your loss, I really hope you all can muster the strength to make it through this, and I’m so sad that she couldn’t get the help she desperately needed to get through her illness. That’s a shame.

Silent observer January 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

For everyone here that has taken however long it did to sit, write & post your very unwanted .02 cents on a very delicate subject for many people.. You, this young woman & I will all have to face a judgment at one point. None of us have ANY right to cast shame or public dismay for any other actions rather than OUR own.. If the time we have all wasted to post our comments wether good or disrespectful, as many have been, was used to better ourselves and smile, reach out, offer support, or find a moment of clarity in our ever so self-observed lives… The world would slowly become a more decent place to live.. So that those who feel hopeless & conquered have an opportunity to find even the smallest of reasons to feel at ease and see good in their fellow man.. And possibly live another day.. I know I’ll be spending the next 20 minutes paying my blessings forward.. Will any of you??

As for the family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt or mother. & deepest apologies for my fellow claycordians who have chosen not to use better judgment when commenting.. Please do not let anyones words or comments take away focus on your grieving and healing.. My heart breaks for you.

mollycat January 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss, #76.

Mimi (original) January 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM

My heart breaks for her family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. How awful for this person to feel this was the only way to achieve peace.

Marissa January 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM

@76 Condolences to you

J. January 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

To fall on one’s own sword is a horrible way to die.

R.I.P., young lady.

to those Holier Than Thou; January 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

It still was an inconsiderate act, but with post partum psycosis she gets a partial pass. Still there are strangers who will suffer nightmares. Whenever I considered suicide thinking how I could do that to family, friends and collateral others, and the terrible aftermath kept me from doing that. I would never have considered doing it in a public setting, but okay, I’ve never been psycotic, perhaps. I thank the Mayor for the news, but I don’t know when I’ll be able to shop there again.

@Champagne kitty January 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Suicide in a public place is very offensive!

Twila January 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

And what about the baby who will never know his or her mother, and how will her death be explained years from now?

Scott January 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Has the Family been Notified?????? do we have a name???? this is important I could have known them as could anybody

kay January 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Deepest condolences to the family. There are no words really. I feel so bad for the cab driver and anyone else who witnessed this as it will be forever engrained in their mind. Get the help you may need to deal with this traumatic event. Hopefully she can now be at peace. Its just tragic all the way around.

Cici January 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM

My sympathies to the family. Mental illness can be so very difficult to treat. Sometimes it takes a tragic turn no matter what we do. May she rest in peace.

VikingPrincess January 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Happened yesterday? Is the local news covering?

@Viking Princess January 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Viking Princess, News outlets generally don’t cover a suicide unless it causes a significant impact to the community such as shutting down a freeway or delaying BART service. This sad event will merit a line or two in the newspaper, at most.

anon January 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The easy way out.

VikingPrincess January 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Guess in public and in front of public Kmart it still isn’t covered. Unless a journalist does a piece on postpartum depression.

CoCo Times did cover a suicide followed by a group of

Anonymous January 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM

This was so weird to hear because me and my friends walk home from school almost everyday and we walked past Kmart yesterday after school and we saw the taxi parked in front of Kmart with a driver in it, before anything happened.. Idk it’s just weird to witness a crime seen minutes before anything happened

Anon January 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM

@76 – so sorry for your loss in such a horrific way. This story breaks my heart. Hopefully the baby has long been placed in a stable, healthy enviironment. Will pray for your family. Just can’t imagine. May she rest in peace – So sorry…

Cassandra January 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

This is so sad. My condolences to her family and friends.

Reading that she recently had a baby and had post partum psychosis is very scary.

God bless…..

Menegene January 15, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Well, considering her condition it could of perhaps been worse. We’ve read of those horrific tragedies too. I’m a survivor of suicide 23 years ago and it always hurts. It always hurts to know your loved ones’ temporary insanity would of passed and they could be with you here today. Meeting future generations of family. If, they could of reached out, waited an hour, a day. That will always be the sad part, everything thing they don’t realize they are gonna miss.

Menegene January 15, 2014 at 5:15 PM

And I agree with the comment about seeking help for mental illness in the middle class. It’s a joke. Treatment options are ridiculous and when you are in a dark place can you navigate and advocate for yourself your insurance? The poor and the rich have it here too.

Walnut Creek Resident January 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Can you imagine stabbing your body to death? That is someone who is really angry and sad. I am sorry for the cab driver, and most of all this woman’s immediate family. This is sad because she could have been helped. I am sorry.

VikingPrincess January 15, 2014 at 6:18 PM

@Menegene – You hit the nail on the head regarding those who cannot problem solve when the path gets too dark. They would not have a problem if they could. This is where patient advocacy is important with PPDepression. Proper follow up is important.

If that is what was the cause, its hard to believe she wasn’t showing signs. Where was her child when it happened? Not with her…I am sure there is much more to this than we will ever know.

lizzie January 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

her age?

Good heart January 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM

People stop condemning peoples acts until you walk in the steps they have been faced with! We all make decisions that may have regret, some never understand or know the consequences of there actions! Stop judging!

Judy January 15, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Are there any updates as to who she is and why this occurred? please supply any new information. thanks.

Hayley Craigg January 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

To all you nay sayers and haters, this woman deserves the peace that she wanted so desperately. Nobody knows what she was thinking or how she was feeling. This was a terrible incident and i hope she found her peace. My prayers and condolences to the family anf her children.

Libertarian January 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I have known people who have chosen for their reasons to check out because of pain, depression, old age, etc. I have also known those who are pathological enough to make a spectacle of themselves. I do not believe that this young mother was trying to make a statement. She was overwhelmed by her circumstances and could not see a way out except by what she did. My heart goes out to her family particularly to her young child who will understand it was no fault of his/her own. She should be a person who be allowed to rest without social judgement. Rest in Peace

@Viking Princess January 15, 2014 at 11:50 PM

I have to laugh when people try to be clever and pat themselves on the back at how witty they are (“LMAO”), only it’s awkward and the joke is completely irrelevant to the topic.

Here’s your cue card, keep it handy: TOPIC, using RIP in the comment section of a discussion forum (e.g. Claycord) or Facebook page, where it’s about the death of someone you’ve never met. Example, a celebrity or community member. Discussion, using or not using RIP.

Forget Legacy.com, where it’s friends and family leaving messages.
Forget newspaper obits, that’s print media.
Forget tombstones, it has absolutely nothing to do with the ‘net.

Good, I’m glad we got that clear.

So now let’s do a little exercise. Do a Facebook search on “Paul Walker.” Use the box at the upper left, “Search for People, Places and Things”? Type his name in.

Results, page after page of RIP Paul Walker. Strangers leaving their online condolences in public forums.

The end.

Laura Zah January 16, 2014 at 12:22 AM


Jane January 16, 2014 at 12:37 AM

I can’t help but notice that the most insensitive remarks come from posters hiding behind “Anonymous” and fictional names.

How very cowardly of you.

I can only hope that someday, when you find yourself in need, others afford you the compassion you are so distinctly lacking yourselves.

To the friends and family of the young mother; I am truly sorry for your loss. There are no words to “make it better,” but I will continue to wish you all peace and healing.

Julie January 16, 2014 at 8:23 AM

This is so sad and tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Antler January 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Be thankful she killed herself immediately after having purchased the hunting knife. She might very well have gone home first to “make the baby be quiet” before committing suicide.

And it is already sad enough without all the pontificates judging the woman as though she were capable of rational thought in the midst of her despair.

@antler January 17, 2014 at 1:19 AM


Your comment was very insensitive. Especially considering the fact in knowing her family is reading. Lets just help them heal by keeping unnecessary remarks off the blog.

@#111 Thank you for your genuine sincerity.

@#80 Best advice I have heard in a long time!


No matter the cause of her untimely departure, she was still a human being like any of us. A valued life that was taken too soon from the ones who needed & loved her. I just don’t understand why any thing more even be discussed @ all!

Atticus Thraxx January 17, 2014 at 6:23 AM

So your running this blog now? The Mayor can decide what’s appropriate, pipe down hall monitor.

BMG January 19, 2014 at 12:36 PM


Poor Person theres help out there, it breaks my heart to know this kind of stuff happening close to where i live.

briganomics January 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM

She had given birth 3 months earlier and was going thru post parteum Depression. Her child attends my childs daycare. Very Sad. Her boyfriend now has sole custody of the child who is doing well.

Tinabee January 23, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I can understand from a distance, this could seem like the act of a crazy, angry person–but I knew her, so I know different. She was going through a very difficult time. She had lots of friends and family who loved her and never saw this coming. Please don’t judge without knowing the whole situation.

Rest in peace sweet angel.

TaraM January 25, 2014 at 3:26 PM

I met and worked with her for a brief time during her pregnancy. She was a sweet and good person looking forward to the birth of her first child – although the pregnancy at times was a difficult one on a number of levels. The pain that she must have felt due to a number of heartbreaking circumstances is still so unreal to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to her parents, siblings and her sweet little baby…She will be missed.

Neighbor January 25, 2014 at 9:23 PM

This tragedy is so awful. I live down the street from her and her son was to start daycare with my daughter next week. I hadn’t yet met her in person, but I know she was a nice lady, but was going through a difficult time and struggling through a lot. I knew something was wrong that day when I went to pick up my daughter and there were 2 cop cars in front of her house.

I think some of these comments about her being selfish are uncalled for and unfair. Imagine how dark and lonely and helpless of a place she must have been in to follow through with what she did. Prayers to her poor husband and newborn son who will never have any answers.

Have some compassion and put yourself or someone you love in her shoes.

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