UPDATE: May 7, 2012
This email was received this date from Orinda Police Chief Jeffrey Jennings:
On May 2 we were dispatched to Edgewood Road on a report of a deceased 42 year old white female. There was no evidence of foul play. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff Coroners Office and is listed as a Death of Unknown Cause. We will be waiting for a toxicology report to determine cause of death.
Original story follows:
Neighbors living near Edgewood Road and Lost Valley Drive in Orinda contacted Patch to report a heavy police response in their neighborhood Wednesday.
Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee confirmed that officers were responding to a report of a woman's body being found but said the cause of death was "not suspicious." No further details about the discovery were given.
The body was reportedly located in the bushes near a home on Edgewood Road, neighbors said.