Catherine Perata, who was married to the son of the Oakland Democrat, drowned in a pool at the family's Napa home Saturday morning. She was 38.
The Associated Press reports:
Napa Police Capt. Jeff Troendly says 38-year-old Catherine Perata was found unresponsive Saturday morning by her husband in their backyard pool. ...
Troendly says while foul play is not suspected, investigators are waiting for a toxicology report before concluding the death investigation.
Don Perata served more than a decade in the Legislature, including four years as pro tem, before leaving office due to term limits in 2008. He lost a 2010 bid to become mayor of Oakland.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Don Perata, shown in 2008. Associated Press/Rich Pedroncelli