BART Police Investigating Woman's Death

Officials are working to determine what led to the death of Livermore-resident Joy Ann Grammatica, who was found deceased at a BART station.

Bay City News Service

BART police are working to determine what led to the death of a , a BART police spokeswoman said.

Joy Ann Grammatica was found in the bushes by a BART police officer last Thursday after someone called around 12:30 p.m. about a body in the area, BART police said.

BART police Officer Era Jenkins said investigators are searching for possible witnesses and are reviewing video footage from the area.

Additionally, a key component of the investigation will come from an official coroner's report, expected to be released in the next few weeks, Jenkins said.

A preliminary review from the Alameda County coroner's bureau found .

Jenkins said police have not ruled out any possibilities ranging from suicide, an accidental fall to an intentional push to her death.

A LinkedIn profile page lists Joy Grammatica as an implementation manager at Verizon in the San Francisco Bay Area and shows she had been with the company since 2006.

Her Twitter page description says she is from Livermore and a mother. She last posted a tweet in April.

Dan Perez July 26, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Pretty lame report. Any signs of struggle? Was her purse taken? What do relatives have to say? Husband? Boyfriend? Child/Children (she is a mother we are told) Office co-workers? When was she last seen alive? Any signs of depression?
Long time resident July 26, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I believe her family and friends have requested privacy at this difficult time. The article is not lame it is honoring that request. There is nothing more the public needs to know at this time.
Dan Perez July 26, 2012 at 07:32 PM
The public, especially women, should know if there is a dangerous person lurking around that area who is responsible for this poor woman's misfortune. The story fails to inform.
Tom July 26, 2012 at 09:25 PM
My guess is if there was a threat to the public we would be told. May this person RIP.
K July 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Mr. Perez, It is my hope that you never lose someone you care about whose name is splashed all over the local media. It is clear that you have not thought your comments through before posting, and are just on here to start unnecessary discussion. Let us all be sensitive to her loved ones who are grieving.
C July 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
To Long time resident, Tom, and K: Your comments are well said and admirably sensitive.
TrueRealist July 27, 2012 at 03:43 AM
If it was a murder or an attack the public would have been notified. So if it wasn't murder or an attack then....Well, draw your own conclusion.
cher howe July 27, 2012 at 05:00 AM
You have a lot more trust than I do. And if info is being withheld due to the request of the family....fine....but that needs to stated in the article.
Michele Larson July 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM
You are not police officers or medical examiners, so until word comes out, you should not assume. i AM a police officer, and it's also possible she was a victim of a hit and run driver and being found the BART station a coincidence. Ms. Grammatica happened to be my for 29 years and please use some tack and couth when expressing your opinions. And don't pretend to walk in her family shoes...
Michele Larson July 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Tact and couth is what I meant and she was my dearest and oldest friend for 29 years. I stand corrected.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM
@cher howe and @Dan Perez: We do not yet have any updates and as soon as BART releases more information, we will get it out there to our readers. Death investigations, done especially, when done properly take time.
Dan Perez July 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
K, what you are saying is that none of these death stories should be reported in the news. But they are. It might be you who has not thought your comments out before posting. I have an interest in this story because this is the BART station that I take to work. In fact, my car is in that parking structure as I write this. My wife uses this station sometimes as well, as all my friends in San Ramon who commute to SF or other outlying areas. And, there is a large construction site across the street (new apartments going up). Lots of out of area people coming in and out. So if there is a suspicious death in this area, I would like to know the details. My point is that since the editors are going to break this story, they need to at least make it useful to the public.
Becky July 31, 2012 at 12:16 AM
If there did happen to be a serial killer in the area, would we do anything differently to protect ourselves, like walking in pairs? Maybe we should always do that, warning or no. There was also an unknown woman's body found in an abandoned trash can in Pleasanton. I think when the police are mum, it's because they need to be to catch people.
Long time resident July 31, 2012 at 08:19 PM
My point is that there is no need for the public to be given personal the personal information you mentioned in your original post. Such as information regarding her spouse, children, co-workers, etc. I am a personal friend of this family and it has been a very difficult time for her family and all of us that know her. She was a wonderful person and a great friend to many. RIP Joy.
Cherry July 31, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Good point. I will stay my suspicious untrusting self. I am always very aware of my surroundings.


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