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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