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Coroner Update on Mt. Tam Hiker Found by Contra Costa Volunteers & Search Dogs

Magdalena Glinkowski, 33, apparently left for a day hike March 30 and no one reported seeing her since.

Magdalena Glinkowski of Menlo Park. Photo: Marin County Sheriff's Office.
Magdalena Glinkowski of Menlo Park. Photo: Marin County Sheriff's Office.
An autopsy on Magdalena Glinkowski, the Menlo Park woman who was found dead in  Mt. Tamalpais State Park on Saturday, showed no obvious signs of trauma, Marin County Sheriff's officials said this afternoon. 

The cause and manner of her death is pending toxicology tests, the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter. Glinkowski, 33, was reported missing after not being seen near her Menlo Park home since March 30. 

She left a note at home that day stating she was going on a hike, Pittman said. Her car was found April 4 abandoned near the Pantoll Campground and security footage from March 30 showed her walking across the parking lot.

[Previous story: Identification Made; Contra Costa Deputies & Volunteers Found Body of Missing Mt. Tam Hiker.]

The search for Glinkowski was briefly suspended but resumed Saturday morning after a man told authorities he might have seen her while he was trail running in the state park, sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman said. 

It is believed that Glinkowski was hiking before she disappeared, Pittman said. The man who contacted authorities said he saw her photo in the media and gave sheriff's deputies the location where he last saw her. 

Search dogs and volunteers from the  Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spotted Glinkowski's body around 9:25 a.m. Saturday about a half-mile from the Bootjack parking lot where she was last seen. 

Pittman said her body was found down a steep, southeast slope in a rarely traveled drainage area. She was identified through fingerprints. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Pittman said Saturday. 

Glinkowski worked as a software developer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Purple Encoding in the Bay Area, according to her LinkedIn profile.

--Bay City NewsComment

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