Missing Pleasanton Teen Found Dead in Newark Believed to be Patricia Martin

Family and friends have confirmed the 17-year-old's death via social media sites.

Editor's note: Scroll using the blue bar at the right in the box above to see what others are saying about the reported death of Patricia Martin, a Pleasanton teen found dead in Newark Friday morning.

Word quickly spread Friday evening that a teenager found dead in a Newark motel room was a Pleasanton teen who was reported missing four days prior.

Family and friends confirmed through social media means that the teen was Patricia Martin, a 17-year-old girl reported missing on Monday.

On Friday morning, Newark police found a 17-year-old Pleasanton girl and a 24-year-old Livermore man dead at the E-Z 8 Motel.

Authorities have not confirmed that the 17-year-old victim is Martin, but a post on the Missing! Bring Tricia Martin Home Facebook page and several other posts indicate the victim is the missing teen.

Condolences for the teenager, known as Tricia to friends and family, also surfaced on Facebook and Twitter from people who knew her well and others who have met Tricia in passing.

Kathleen Martin, who has been quoted in the Pleasanton Weekly as the missing teen's mom, wrote on her Facebook, "I miss my baby. May she find comfort and peace in heaven. I love you more than the day before Tricia."

On Facebook, a user named Josiah wrote, "Rest in Peace Tricia Martin. You were such a great friend. You are in a better place now, my thoughts and prayers reach out to the Martin family."

Twitter user Alaina_T wrote "i didn't know tricia martin but my heart goes out to her family and friends. RIP."

Police found the teenager unresponsive around 11:48 a.m. Friday when the Newark Police Department responded to Newark's EZ-8 Motel located at 5555 Cedar Court after employees reported an unconscious male and female inside a motel room.

The man and woman had sustained . Newark police said they are investigating this incident as a murder-suicide or double suicide.

Pleasanton police said they were notified at 1:30 p.m. by Newark police about the bodies discovered in the motel. Martin was listed as an "endangered runaway" by Pleasanton police early this week.

A vigil has yet to be scheduled, but Village High School announced on its Facebook page that counselors would be available Saturday.

Patch will continue to following as more developments about this incident come.

Frederick Joseph Lombardi September 21, 2012 at 03:03 AM
I feel for the parents, you should move your children out of california. It is a fascist irish hating, white hating state that enables things like scared straight and encourages prison rapes, pimping, drig dealing, disarmament and lack of equal protection through "decriminalization" ( which in itself is just an excuse to push a communist agenda), all of which is completely overt psuchological warfare known as ideological subversion. California should be taken over by the federal government and legislature should goto jail. Guadalupe hidalgo treaty article 5 paragraph 4 which clearly states " The boundary line established by this article shall be religiously respected by each of the two republics, and no change shall ever be made therein, except by the express and free consent of both nations, lawfully given by the General Government of each, in conformity with its own constitution." THE LAW IS THE LAW - LONG LIVE DRACO!
Diamond September 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM
This article is not about you or what you think of Pleasanton. A beautiful young life was lost and you should be offering nothing but sympathy and love to the family she left behind.God bless and comfort her mother and loved ones through this terrible time and always.
tc September 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM
way to go Diamond!
tc September 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Tricia was a great kid, she was friends with my kids, they all had great praise regarding her, this is a terrible time for everyone.
cheryl trulove December 07, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I lost my son to a violent crime in 2006 and I know what this family is going through, and for some one else to speak out of turn should be ashamed of themselves. For one thing until you lose someone like this you have no Idea what its like to go through this kind of gut wrenching turmoil, and to try to blame the parents is just heartless. So Please keep your unjust comments to yourself. To the Family and Friends, I can't express the sorrow I feel for your loss and even though I know right now you don't think it's possible, time will make it easier. I can't make it better , but I stand on Fathers promise that one day you will all be together again. <3


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