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Ananda Zaren Identified as Crash Victim

Renowned Homeopath Went Over Cliff


The Carpinteria woman whose car veered right on Highway 101, and went over the cliff near Summerland, has been identified as Ananda Zaren. She was an internationally renowned homeopathic practitioner, the author of two homeopathic texts titled Core Elements of the Materia Medica of the Mind, Volumes I & II. She was working on Volume III. Zaren ran the Family Homeopathic Clinic at 28 E. Canon Perdido St. in Santa Barbara.

Zaren, 62, was returning home shortly before 6 p.m. with her dog, Lily, in the car, when her 2008 Porsche Cayman abruptly turned hard right and flew over the cliff, landing on the train tracks below. She died at Cottage Hospital four days later. Her dog, originally reported missing, was ultimately found dead near the crash site.

Authorities have not determined whether her death was by suicide or accident.

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