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Coroner: Woman found dead outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater died by suicide

Body was found by runner on the morning of June 9

A body found outside the ICON theater in Mountain View on June 9, 2021 has been identified. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

A woman found dead outside the ICON theater in Mountain View last week is believed to have died by suicide, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

The woman, identified as 50-year-old Mountain View resident Tamar Hakim, was found dead outside the theater early in the morning on Wednesday, June 9. Police cordoned off the area and closed the parking structure to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

Police said a runner first reported the incident, after spotting a woman lying motionless on the ground in the driveway area near the front doors of the theater.

The coroner's office found that the woman had died from multiple blunt force trauma due to what it described as an unwitnessed descent from height. The manner of death was suicide, the office found.

Mountain View police are no longer investigating the case following the coroner's determination.

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Coroner: Woman found dead outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater died by suicide

Body was found by runner on the morning of June 9

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 15, 2021, 12:44 pm

A woman found dead outside the ICON theater in Mountain View last week is believed to have died by suicide, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

The woman, identified as 50-year-old Mountain View resident Tamar Hakim, was found dead outside the theater early in the morning on Wednesday, June 9. Police cordoned off the area and closed the parking structure to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

Police said a runner first reported the incident, after spotting a woman lying motionless on the ground in the driveway area near the front doors of the theater.

The coroner's office found that the woman had died from multiple blunt force trauma due to what it described as an unwitnessed descent from height. The manner of death was suicide, the office found.

Mountain View police are no longer investigating the case following the coroner's determination.

Any person who is feeling depressed, troubled or suicidal can call 800-784-2433 to speak with a crisis counselor. People in Santa Clara County can call 855-278-4204. Spanish speakers can call 888-628-9454.

People can reach trained counselors at Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

Additional resources can be found here.

Kevin Forestieri writes for the Mountain View Voice, a sister publication of PaloAltoOnline.com.

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Bystander
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Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2021 at 10:01 am
Bystander, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Jun 16, 2021 at 10:01 am

Really sad to hear this.

Coming as it is just at the end of lockdown, it is hard to imagine what this individual was going through to make this ultimate decision. RIP and condolences to her nearest and dearest. Also very hard for the individual who discovered the remains.

Thank you for the update to this news, too often we are left in the dark after the initial reports.


Wilhelm Froeling
Registered user
Menlo Park
on Jun 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Wilhelm Froeling, Menlo Park
Registered user
on Jun 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

> The coroner's office found that the woman had died from multiple blunt force trauma due to what it described as an unwitnessed descent from height.

How did the victim initially get to that building height? Is there an easily accessible second tier or balcony on that theater building?

And weren't theaters closed during the pandemic or was limited attendance permitted!


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