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Body of Berkeley Resident Found in Water Off Richmond

Erin Baldassari (BCN)
Wednesday July 08, 2015 - 08:28:00 PM

The death of a 30-year-old woman who was found floating in the water near Richmond last Thursday is now considered suspicious, an East Bay Regional Park District police lieutenant said today. 

The Contra Costa County coroner's office today identified her as Berkeley resident Katherine Gravett. 

Police are still trying to determine who Gravett might have been associating with or what she might have been doing at the time of her death, park district police Lt. Lance Brede said. 

"We haven't been able to come up with anything tangible yet," Brede said. 

The coroner's office conducted an autopsy on Sunday, but as of this morning, Brede said he didn't have information on the cause of death. 

Gravett's body was reported around 12:35 p.m. Thursday, according to police. Police found her on the rocks behind the East Bay Municipal Utility District's Wet Weather Treatment Plant on Isabel Street near Point Isabel, police said. 

Police are asking anyone with information about the case or about Gravett to contact park police at (510) 881-1833 or to leave an anonymous message at (510) 690-6521.