Alicia Austin used a handgun to end her life at about 8:05 p.m. May 16 in a bathroom at George Washington Park, according to Pacific Grove Police. Numerous young children and teenagers were in the park at the time.
“We received a call of a shot heard in the area of George Washington Park,” said police Cmdr. Tom Uretsky. “As one of our officers was responding to that, he saw some juveniles running out of the park. They had gone into the restroom and had found the victim there.”
Uretsky declined to say what type of gun was used. He also wouldn’t say whether the woman died in the men’s or women’s restroom for fear it would become a “tourist attraction” for curiosity seekers.