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Woman Found Shot and Killed on Hwy. 13 Onramp

The woman's body was found about 1:30 a.m. on the Lincoln Avenue onramp to Highway 13, near the Mormon Temple.

Updated June 22, 2012, at 1:11 p.m.

A woman was found shot and killed in the Oakland hills early this morning, Oakland police said.

Police responded at 1:28 a.m. to the shooting near state Highway 13. Motorists spotted the woman on the shoulder of the northbound Lincoln Avenue onramp to Hwy. 13, according to the Oakland Tribune.

Although paramedics tried to revive the woman, she was nonresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The Oakland Police Department's Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene, an OPD statement said. The motive for this incident and the suspect(s) responsible are not known at this time, police said.

Anyone with information or who may have been a witness to potential suspects, suspect vehicle, or potentially related suspiciuos activity in the area is asked to call investigators at (510) 238-3821.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Betsy King June 28, 2012 at 06:53 AM
The link to this story was titled: Most Popular Story. Considering the content of the story, "most popular" seems a bit crass and disrespectful of the woman, don't you think? How about calling the category "most frequently read" or something along those lines?
Dixie Jordan June 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM
I'll pass your suggestion along -the title is a corporate decision, used on all Patch sites, not a local one I can change.
Jim Faison June 28, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Betsy is correct!! It wasn't popular at all!! Hardly newsworthy!! 6 days have passed, and no one seems to care, nor was there much media publicity, even as to the ability to identify the victim, or ask for help from the public asking by providing some vital statistics on the woman, such as age, race, height and likely weight at death.
Jazzy J October 08, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Has she been identified yet?

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