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Monday, August 30, 2010

Police Investigating O'Farrell Death Plunge As Attempted Murder-Suicide-Arson

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:40 PM

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The San Francisco police are investigating the blaze that put one man in the hospital and may have led to a woman leaping or falling to her death out of the upscale Trinity Towers Apartments as an attempted murder-suicide by way of arson.

The woman, who has not yet been identified by the city's medical examiner, is suspected of attempting to murder the man by fire and then killing herself by jumping out the eighth-story window, says police spokesman Sergeant Troy Dangerfield. Police believe the dead woman and burned man may have been a couple -- or previously were a couple prior to yesterday's blaze.

The department's Arson Task Force is further investigating the case, which has

also been categorized as a domestic violence incident.

The fire was purportedly started by the igniting of a mattress on the eighth story of 888 O'Farrell. The identity of of the alleged male victim has not been released as this is a domestic

violence incident, Dangerfield

added. The man is still hospitalized with non-life threatening


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