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Friday, December 16, 2011

Man Found Dead in Polk Gulch; Homicide No. 50

Posted By on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Man killed, but what happened?
  • Man killed, but what happened?

Update (noon): Officer Albie Esparza called us back and said that the man's body was so badly decomposed that the medical examiner has to run forensics tests to determine the race, age, and cause of death. Officers are unsure when the man was killed or how long his body had been sitting inside the residential unit. Neighbors had contacted police yesterday because of the smell. Police are interviewing neighbors and hoping there is a surveillance camera near the building that could help them determine who killed the man.

Original story (9:24 a.m.): Police say a man was found dead in the Polk Gulch early Thursday morning. The medical examiner has confirmed this is the result of a homicide.

Police released very little information about the incident, including how the victim died. All we know at this point is that officers responded to a call on the 2000 block of Polk Street at about 8:15 a.m. on Thursday and found a deceased man.

Police have no further information at this time and the medical examiner has not identified the man. We'll tell you more when we learn more.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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