Police identify body in brush at Dublin BART station

48-year-old Livermore woman dead in apparent jump

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has identified the woman whose body was found in the brush near the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station parking structure Thursday afternoon.

Joy Ann Grammatica, 48, of Livermore was pronounced dead at the scene. A coroner's report says the death was due to "multiple blunt force trauma" consistent with a jump from the parking garage.

"We're investigating it as a suicide," a coroner's office spokeswoman said.

The woman's name was withheld Thursday until family members were contacted.

A BART police lieutenant said someone called police about a body in the bushes around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The body was discovered just feet from the large BART parking structure on the Dublin side.

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.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm



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Posted by dan
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I believe this will be the second suicide in as many months at that location.

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Posted by gerry
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Very sad to read this. A family must be in much pain tonight.
(Dan, I think the other tragic event took place at the West Dublin station back at the end of May.)

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Posted by Katie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I think it was the second suicide at this same location. Any chance BART can secure the parking garage so this does not happen.

My heart goes out to her family and loved ones.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

This was not a suicide. I know the family. She would never choose to go down that path especially when she has a wonderful family.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

I agree w/the previous comment. I knew Joy as well & instantly felt, & still feel, like this was not a suicide. Not only was she so full of life, she loved her spouse & son way too much to ever do something like this. This world lost a rare & amazing person & she will forever be missed by so many people across this country whose lives she touched so dearly.

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