Woman found dead last week identified
20-year-old Bianca Gomez-Curtis was a barista at Taylor Lane Coffee
The young woman found dead in front of an apartment complex on South Main last week has been identified by authorities as 20-year-old Bianca Gomez-Curtis.
A Sebastopol resident, Gomez-Curtis was student at SRJC and a barista at Taylor Lane Coffee, which closed for a day after her death.
An obituary published by Diablo Valley Funeral Home read in part, “B was sweet, caring and had an infectious smile that lit up every room with her laughter. She was thoughtful, a great listener and enjoyed improving herself by reading and going to the gym. Bianca loved astrology and the moon. She enjoyed going for drives to the beach, attending concerts, yearly Disney Land trips and eating ramen or pho. B went through life saying she was 5'1" when really she was 4'11" and her makeup was always on point. She loved visiting pet shops and being out in nature.”
A press release about her death from the Sebastopol Police Department read as follows:
“On April 12th, at approximately 4:11 am, Sebastopol Police officers were dispatched along with fire and medical personnel to an apartment complex in the 500 block of South Main Street for an unresponsive 20-year-old female who was found in the exterior portion of the complex. Officers arrived on scene shortly after medical personnel and assisted with lifesaving efforts. Unfortunately, the woman was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.
During the subsequent death investigation, officers deemed the circumstances of the death suspicious. Although the woman’s death was not ruled a homicide, officers investigated it as such, in case later evidence would indicate a homicide occurred. Officers have cleared the scene but are still conducting a follow-up investigation on this case.”
“I can't provide any additional information as the investigation is ongoing,” Chief Ron Nelson wrote to The Sebastopol Times on Sunday. “If it helps, this is an isolated incident, and the public needn't worry about any threats to public safety in a general sense.”