Woman Found Dead in Oakland Identified


OAKLAND — A woman found murdered in West Oakland early Thursday morning has been identified by friends and family as a 23-year-old mother of two.

Oakland resident Monique Robinson was found lying unresponsive on the street with visible signs of trauma near the corner of 24th and Chestnut streets at 3:44 a.m., according to police.

She was pronounced dead there. Oakland police have released no other details about the death or investigation.

Numerous posts on her Facebook page by friends and family have expressed shock and grief at Robinson’s death.

“All I can think about is that beautiful smile. Still in shock and trying to digest that you are gone,” one poster wrote.

“You would never think the people you see everyday or that you so close to will die like this,” another said.

According to her profile, Robinson was a graduate of McClymonds High School, only about a block from where her body was found, and studied at Laney College.

She was a self-employed home health care worker and was active in the Occupy Oakland movement.

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