[Hpn] Police seek help in homeless woman's death

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:38:23 -0400


July 8, 2004

Police seek help in woman's death

Police are asking for residents' help in discovering what happened to a
homeless woman found dead near a picnic bench at Lagenbeck Park last week.

Police found Marlene Hall, 64, at about 3 p.m. on June 30 after receiving a
call that a woman was down in the park. She was identified by police as a
homeless woman who at one point lived in Huntington Beach and had family in
the area around the city.

Police did not release specific details about the woman's death and are
still investigating whether Hall, who suffered traumatic injuries, was
murdered or died as a result of an accident. Police would not describe
Hall's injuries, and autopsy results from the Orange County Coroner's
Division are still pending.

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen Hall near the park or the
area around Magnolia Street and Garfield Avenue.

"We're looking for any witnesses, anyone who might have known her,"
Huntington Beach Sgt. Dave Bunetta said.

Anyone with information may call Det. Steve Mack at (714) 536-5607.

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