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Another Woman Reported Missing on Mt. Tam, Rescue Crews Fan Out

"Two women in two weeks within one mile," Pittman said before he headed to the search area. "We have preliminary information she was hiking the same trails."

By Bay City News Service 

A woman was reported missing Thursday afternoon in the same area of Mount Tamalpais State Park where a Menlo Park woman was last seen before she was found dead on Saturday, a Marin County sheriff's lieutenant said. 

The woman's father reported his daughter missing at 2:33 p.m., Lt. Doug Pittman said. 

She was last seen near the Mountain Home Inn a mile east of the Pantoll Ranger Station where 33-year-old Magdalena Glinkowski was last seen on March 30, Pittman said. 

Pittman said authorities are concerned about the proximity where the two women were last seen. 

"Two women in two weeks within one mile," Pittman said before he headed to the search area. "We have preliminary information she was hiking the same trails," he said. 

Glinkowski left a note on March 30 stating she was going for a hike. Her car was found April 4 near the Pantoll Campground, and security camera footage showed her walking across the parking lot. 

A man who was trail running the day Glinkowski disappeared told the Marin County Sheriff's Office he saw Glinkowski's photo in the media and realized he might have seen her, the sheriff's office said. 

Search and Rescue teams resumed the suspended search for Glinkowski and found her body on April 12 around 9:25 a.m. down a steep slope in a drainage area about a half-mile from the Bootjack parking lot where she was last seen, the sheriff's office said. 

The sheriff's office said Glinkowski's autopsy showed no visible signs of trauma, and the cause and manner of her death are pending toxicology tests. 

Pittman said the autopsy results are inconclusive.


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novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Id be surprised if anyone chose a spot so high in tourist traffic as a grow site DB, but you never know. Im sure the LEO's are holding several cards close, but it is frustrating when the public is misinformed or not updated regarding our safety - such may be the case with the limited info we received on the first fatality, which if more detail was known, may have prevented the 2nd. Time will tell. Hope we get a thorough update from the coroner tomorrow.
Elvis April 19, 2014 at 07:56 PM
an update from the coroner will be great, but even then will it be complete or just enough to brush the issue under the carpet so it goes away.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 08:05 PM
We can always form an armed posse and do a little trail exploration ourselves.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 08:59 PM
If we are to take law enforcement's position as stated ( natural causes, coincidence, nothing to see here) we might come off thinking that they are not exploring all possibilities. I suspect that is NOT the case, and I assume we would be hearing more of an outcry from friends and loved ones of the deceased had they not been briefed by law enforcement
DB April 19, 2014 at 09:13 PM
The 33-year-old (Magdalena Glinkowski) was very new to the SF Bay Area, and possibly why she was hiking solo. Her family is from out of the area. As for the latest case (50 year old) ... I agree, I think there's more law enforcement is *not* saying (for now)

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