Woman Reportedly Attempts Suicide in Trader Joe’s

Originally published 5:30 p.m., August 15, 2014
Updated 2:00 p.m., August 20, 2014
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A woman in her seventies reportedly tried to commit suicide in the restroom of Trader Joe’s located on the 5700 block of Calle Real in Goleta on Friday afternoon. An employee found the woman after she attempted to hang herself around 3:20 p.m., according to sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. She was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

Authorities have not released her identity and her current condition is unknown. Hoover said she did not know how long the woman had been in the bathroom before being discovered or if she had left a note. An employee who answered the phone said he could not comment on the matter and calls to the corporate office were not immediately returned.

[UPDATE]: The woman died shortly after the incident, Hoover said Tuesday. She was from Goleta, but her identity is not being released.


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The choice of location is so bizarre I wouldn't be surprised if it were foul play.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 15, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If you or someone you know was directly impacted by today's event, The Santa Barbara Response Network provides 24hr response 805-699-5608.
There is help. Anyone concerned about someone who may be suicidal call 1-800.272.TALK (8255)

Local Mobile Crisis team Adults call: ACCESS/CARES 1-888-868-1649

Youth under 21: SAFTY 1-888-334-2777

Suicide prevention info : Glendon Association suicide prevention advice

arodriguez (anonymous profile)
August 16, 2014 at 1:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Too many cameras in TJs for foul play imo, there's usually one in the hallway to prevent shoplifting. She probably either lived with her family or close by and didn't want them to have to find her like that or perhaps a retirement community where there are preventative measures for those things. Very sad.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
August 17, 2014 at 11:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@loonpt, that was a reasonable, intelligent comment.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
August 17, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It must be because they ran out of three buck chuck.

Botany (anonymous profile)
August 17, 2014 at 2:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ah, c'mon Botany.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
August 18, 2014 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This really is a sad story. Many of our people in the 70's and on are so lonely, isolated and abandoned by family. I hope that she gets the help and support she needs.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
August 18, 2014 at 1:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This town is loaded with volunteer activities and organizations who welcome others to join their cause. Isolation need not be an issue in this town. It is rich with options. Too many of them if there is any fault. Even if one is housebound, Meals on Wheels volunteers bring you daily cheer.

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
August 18, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Doesn't sound like she had a home and shes dead now anyway I'm sure acouple of you are happy.

Byrd (anonymous profile)
August 18, 2014 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does anyone know definitively whether or not that woman is still alive, and can they please cite the source of their info?

indyobserver (anonymous profile)
August 19, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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