SAN JOSE — Police are releasing images of a woman whose body was found last month at a South Bay landfill with hopes that someone might recognize her and help them figure out how and where she died.
Allycia Kelley, 33, is shown in two photos taken, from left to right, Jan. 14, 2021 and April 18, 2021. She was found dead at a South Bay landfill on May 19, 2021 and authorities are seeking public tips to help them solve how she died. (San Jose Police Dept.) Allycia Kelley, 33, was found dead May 19 by employees at the Republic Services Newby Island Landfill, which has a Milpitas address at 1601 Dixon Landing Road but falls under the jurisdiction of San Jose police. Her cause of death is still undetermined, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
San Jose police released photos of Kelley taken on Jan. 14 and April 18, hoping that someone who recognizes either of her distinct appearances might be able to shed light on where she was living and possibly the circumstances leading up to her death.
According to police, Kelley did not die at the landfill, and was brought there by a trash hauler making a routine drop-off — all of which likely mean she either died in, or was placed in, a dumpster or similar receptacle at some point before she was found.