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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

San Francisco's Last Two Homicide Victims: John and Jane Doe

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM

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The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office moments ago told SF Weekly that identifying the city's first homicide victim of the year isn't a matter of simply notifying the unfortunate man's next-of-kin before informing the press. It's actually a matter of figuring out who, exactly, the deceased is.

As of now, the man police found Sunday morning lying on the pavement in the 500 block of Naples with a gunshot wound to his chest is "John Doe No. 1."

The Medical Examiner noted that the city's last two homicide victims -- last year's last and this year's first -- are both "Does." An older woman whose decaying body was found Dec. 23 in Golden Gate Park by a Recreation and Park Department worker is currently "Jane Doe No. 22."

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Police Department is actively seeking tips on the Sunday homicide. Intuitively, that would include information from those who may know who this man is.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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