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Los Altos Police Department
Tuesday May 21st, 2024 :: 12:50 p.m. PDT


Press Release: January 16, 2024 Death Investigation Final Update

The Los Altos Police Department and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office have completed their investigation into the deaths of Los Altos residents Steven Hooper (74-year-old male) and Chris Cryer (66-year-old female), whose bodies were found Tuesday, January 16, at approximately 1:20 PM, during a welfare check at a residence in the 200 block of West Edith Avenue.

The cause of death for both individuals, indicated by toxicology reports, was the combined use of alcohol and various drugs. There was no indication of foul play or intentional death.

Los Altos Police extends its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families of Steven Hooper and Chris Cryer. We ask the Los Altos community and our media partners to allow the families time to mourn and grieve this latest update with privacy.

We want to remind the community that there are resources available for those experiencing substance abuse. The county of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services offers substance use treatment services to adults and older adults who have substance use and mental health needs. To learn more, please call (800) 704-0900 or visit

Please direct media inquiries to Public Information Officer Sonia Lee at (650) 947-2611 or [email protected].

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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