Update: Qiu Death Investigation

Toxicology reports on Qiu could come back as soon as Nov. 6.

Toxicology reports for Cathy Qiu's body could return as soon as Nov. 6., said San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Tuesday.

Qiu, an Albany High School senior, was found dead on a San Mateo County beach Sunday, Oct. 21. An initial examination of her body was done the following day, and specimen from the examination were sent out 24 hours after that, Foucrault said.

Depending on how many cases the coroner's office is handling, toxicology reports are typically completed in two weeks or more, Foucrault said.

San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt Tuesday said the sheriff's office will not have any news to report on Qiu's death investigation until it's completed.

Before the sheriff's office took over the investigation, the Richmond Police Department was investigating Qiu's Sept. 27 disappearance as a runaway juvenile case.

Memorial services for Qiu are planned for Saturday at Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Ave. in El Cerrito.


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