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By Judith Scherr Daily Planet

City may not end 2001 free from homicide
Wednesday January 02, 2002

Berkeley police are investigating what could be the first homicide in the city for 2001.  

Lt. Cynthia Harris, chief of detectives and public information officer for the Berkeley police, said that Sunday a female body was found floating in the Bay near the Berkeley pier.  

The death is “suspicious,” Harris said. “It’s being investigated as a homicide.” Police declined to release the name of the deceased or her city of residence, because of the nature of the investigation. Harris would only say: “It involves acquaintances.”