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Alameda Police: Human remains found in bag identified as Pleasanton woman, arrest made

PIX Now Afternoon Edition — 9/7/2023

PIX Now Afternoon Edition — 9/7/2023


ALAMEDA – Police in Alameda have identified the remains of a person found in a bag near the Bay Farm Island Bridge in July and have announced an arrest in the case.

On July 20, Officers found the remains, which were found in a pocket along the shoreline. A preliminary autopsy determined that the cause of death was homicide.

Investigators used the missing and unidentified persons database and contacted other law enforcement agencies to identify the victim, police said. Using DNA evidence, investigators identified the victim as 27-year-old Rachel Elizabeth Imani Buckner of Pleasanton.

Police said additional evidence helped identify a prime suspect in Buckner’s death. On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals, along with police from Alameda and Pleasanton, arrested a 42-year-old Pleasanton man.

“Since July, APD has worked tirelessly to identify the parties involved and understand the chain of events leading up to this death,” police said Thursday.

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While an arrest was being made, police said a joint investigation with the Pleasanton Police Department and the FBI would continue.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Alameda Police Department at 510-337-8402.

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