For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881


Berkeley, California (Friday, November 13, 2009) - Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Homicide Detectives are investigating the city's 5th homicide of 2009.  The crime scene was discovered when a patrol officer was conducting a routine security check in the West Berkeley Park shortly after 4:00 a.m.

The officer found the body of a female adult vicitm lying on the shorline adjacent to the parking lot on Bolivar Drive North of Potter Street.  The victim has yet to be identified and detectives are still examining the scene for evidence.

Detectives are asking the community's help with this investigation.  Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line).  If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).