Police searched the offices of the Daily News in Menlo Park and the adjoining warehouse of the San Jose Mercury News in a search for a woman Thursday night who later was found safe at her home in East Palo Alto, the Daily News reported today.

The woman is the wife of a Merc circulation employee. He was concerned that she had disappeared after he had dropped her off hours earlier to use a computer in the warehouse.

Two bloody razors and a cell phone were found next to a computer in the Merc’s warehouse, the Daily News reported.

After the woman was found, she was taken to a hospital for a 72-hour psychiatric hold, police told the Daily News.

Bay Area Media News


  1. The police weren't looking for notes or reporters' Rolodexes. They were looking for a person. This doesn't seem to have anything to do with the First Amendment or press freedom, but simply finding a woman who might have been in trouble.

  2. Police searched the newsroom? My how things have changed. Used to be reporters would object to such a thing, in the interest of protecting anonymous sources, reporters' notes, etc.

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