Coroner Identifies Victim Who Committed Suicide In School Parking Lot

Sun City resident Roggena Hunsaker, 59, was pronounced dead at 8:04 a.m. today, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

A county library employee who apparently committed suicide inside a Toyota Corolla parked in a local high school lot has been identified.

Sun City resident Roggena Hunsaker, 59, was pronounced dead at 8:04 a.m. today, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

She was found at about 7:44 a.m. in the parking lot of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez.

Hunsaker worked at Paloma Valley Community Library, 31375 Bradley Road, which is located in the school’s parking lot, according to Jonathan Greenberg, superintendent of Perris Union High School District.

There were no other injuries reported today, and there was no threat to students or school staff, Menifee Union School District spokeswoman Betti Cadmus confirmed.

Greenberg said counseling was being provided for students, including those who may have seen the suicide aftermath.

The campus was on lockdown during the investigation as a precautionary measure, Greenberg added.

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Lauren Vento March 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM
My heart goes out to her family. I know its hard to lose a loved on to suicide. I hope they find peace in knowing that even if it was for the wrong reasons, it was her choice.
Sherry March 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM
it's always sad that someone is so upset , depressed or just can't see a light at the end of the tunnel that they can't bare to live any longer, and take their own life.. RIP.
blondi22569 March 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM
I do not understand why she would do this on school property. I feel so bad for the kids that saw the aftermath. Suicide is horrible enough but to potentially traumatize kids is even more so.
Rich March 23, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Walk awhile in her shoes, at 59 yrs old, out of work and one can only imagine what other financial/personal problems. So many of us worry about "poor me" or "poor kids". Who let this person fall so far down without offering a hand up or even a hug of support? Priorities rule.
NIKITA TUSAN March 23, 2013 at 05:21 AM
this is a very sad, i send all my prayers to the family of this person my two daughters attend paloma valley and was told from both of them she very sweet and kind women. i hope some day people can understand that people really go through things in life that we will never understand, but little things like saying hello hows day going well make a person talk to you and maybe help them have a different outlook hurting them selves are someone else, my daughters very upset when they seen her in car this morning. this is from NIKITA TUSAN/ REDD
Brenda March 23, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Rich, You are so right and if only someone would have known, been there to help her, lift her up, just hold her hand, anything. Priorities do rule and its about our family, friends, neighbors, the people we dont know, the smile you give to everyone you see at the store one day. Someone who will remember that smile and maybe smile back and feel a little better that day. I know personally myself that some illness's diseases are so difficult to get through each day and sometimes its all one can do to want to live one more day with pain or being sick, and perhaps no one understanding. If someone had just known something.............anything. Maybe we will now that its too late, thus the reason she did this at the school. :/ Maybe we will learn from this Lady what we are missing in people who are hurting while we rush thru life each day and not notice them.
Brenda March 23, 2013 at 09:31 AM
There are so many reasons to not see a light at the end of the tunnel, not see the sunshine every day, not see anymore smiles and to wake up and feel the pain is not liveable anymore. There is no way to go another single day with the physical/mental pain one is feeling. You do not know how it feels until you have been there. We do not know what is or was the matter with this woman to sink so deep into a hole that she would commit suicide and at the high school. But I am sure we will eventually know. I just wish somewhere in there she had friends, family, just anyone who cared enough about her to realize how much pain she was in.
Brenda March 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Nikita, You are so right. I have always believed that smiling everyday at people will help at least one person and you will also get smiles back. :) I have been reading all over this woman Gina was loved by many many people who have known her for a long while. A few knew a little bit about her having a few health problems, extent not mentioned and then she apparently got a pink slip that morning or the day before, that also was not clear in the posts I read. The few posting are obviously upset and emotional trying to get the possible reasons out. Very very sad story and in some way, her way, she thought she might be showing others what ALOT Of people are getting when they go to work, pink slipped, laid off, fired............reasoning why she did this at work instead of home. Do not think she meant to hurt the children, just to make the public see another bad card dealt to another great person in this country.
Rosita Whittaker March 23, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I've had my own experience with suicidal friends and no matter what you do for them, their mind is made up. No amount of smiling or Anything will brighten their day. One friend decided to blow her head off in the family garage for her husband and children to find after school. Previously, I had tried so hard to "fix" her and help her see the bright side of life....it just didn't work. This librarian brings back horrible memories along with anger and resentment. Hopefully, the next librarian will be carefully screened. Yes, suicidal tendencies are detectable. This woman had no business working around children at a school facility. Hopefully, some of the parents will do some research into her employment history........my heart goes out to all the students!!! She was definitely Not an inspiration!!
Mary March 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM
They should not be so quick to judge her and to assume it was suicide. It could be murder staged to look like suicide. How long had she been dead? If no one heard it..there are janitors, houses across the street, etc. She could have been killed somewhere else and brought there.
Sharna March 24, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Im sorry to say this but your wrong.... but my mom was the second person to walk up on the scene... she was the person to notify the security guard of this happening... so please watch what you put on here
Rosita Whittaker March 24, 2013 at 02:28 AM
@Mary...you may be right, the whole situation seems mighty strange. She"s worked for the County for 11 years but gets fired 2 months before school lets out........lots of unanswered questions.
Brenda March 25, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Why does someone always have to get on and make comments like "I found the body, I gave CPR, his face was torn apart, I did this and that, and I was the first one there, watch what you say because the police are reading these" and on and on and on. Quite honestly if I had been the one to find this woman I sure as heck would still be in a state of shock and probably not be able to get out of my bed, much less get on a computer and brag that my mom had found the body. Just strange comments and think its just some kid goofng off.
Sharna March 25, 2013 at 02:35 AM
Ok brenda im not bragging about it... im still in the state of shock myself. when i say something im being serious. when me and my mom went to the library we often talked to her. she will be dearly missed by many including me. even forensics people said it was self-inflicted gun shot wound. so please know everything fact before you say something.
Sharna March 25, 2013 at 04:16 AM
im being serious when i say stuff like that. im in shock myself... and i am not bragging about the situation that has went on. she will be dearly missed by many including myself. it has even been said by forensic investigators that it was a self-inflicted gun shot wound with the weapon in the car
Sharna March 25, 2013 at 04:17 AM
so please get all facts right before saying that it was a staged murder
Brenda March 25, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Lord Sharna, let me catch up on your post. Ok, I never said anywhere it was a staged murder? I would not know what forensics are saying about the weapon and that it was a self inflicted gun shot wound as I am not on Forensics call back list? I am sorry that you and your mother lost a friend in this Lady who sounds like she had many great friends. I wish someone would have known how upset she was, or someone would have known she was suicidal. Or she would have reached out to someone!! Its so horrible that sometimes we just do not have a clue that sadness in one of our friends has went that far :/
Sharna March 25, 2013 at 08:49 PM
no brenda i was saying that to Mary they said it was self-inflicted in the article above., and thank you. and i wish she would have reached out to someone for help. and maybe there was family problems or other problems and losing her job might have been the last straw for her. i just dont like when people say stuff they have no clue about when someone i know and live with witnesed it first hand. all im saying is people should not open their mouths when they dont know a fact about it
Sharna March 25, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I said that to Mary, and and its in the article above it was self-inflicted. and thanks. I wish she would have reached out to somebody too. and it is horrible. i just was saying people should watch what they put on here since i know and live with someone that had witnessed the after math of the situation first hand


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