N.O. coroner identifies murder victim as visitor from San Francisco
by Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune
Wednesday October 01, 2008, 10:36 AM
Coroner's investigators on Tuesday identified a woman who was murdered on Sept. 26 in the 9th Ward as a visitor from San Francisco.
Kirsten Brydum, 25, died after being shot multiple times in the head, said John Gagliano, the coroner's chief investigator. New Orleans police officers and EMS paramedics responding to a call of a shooting in the 3000 block of Laussat Place found her lying on the sidewalk at 8:30 a.m. that day.
Investigators, led by Detective Rob Long, have not publicly announced any suspects.
Gagliano said Brydum was identified by a friend and by fingerprints. His investigators also learned from friends that she was visiting from San Francisco.
The listing said Brydum was an "activist" known best for organizing a monthly market Dolores Park in San Francisco called the "Really, Really Free Market," where people could get or give away a variety of goods and services.