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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elia Cruz, Richard Turner Identified as Murder Victims

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

What the hell is wrong with people?
  • What the hell is wrong with people?

Medical authorities have identified the last two victims who were killed over a particularly bloody weekend that saw multiple homicides.

On Saturday night, police were called to Mission and Fifth streets just after 11 p.m. for a welfare

check. When they arrived, the cops found a man who had been stabbed multiple times in his upper body. Authorities have since identified the victim as 42-year-old Richard Turner, who had an unknown residence.

About two hours later, were called out to the Tenderloin where they found a woman dead.

See also: Violent Weekend in San Francisco: Four Killed, Elderly Woman Beaten

About 1:51 a.m., police arrived at the 400 block of Eddy Street

where they located the victim, who had been stabbed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had no information about the suspects other than they were men

between the ages of 25 and 30 years old.

Medical authorities today identified the woman as 46-year-old Elia Cruz of San Francisco.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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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