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Thursday, April 11, 2013

David Thomas Identified as Homeless Man Crushed to Death by BART Elevator

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:13 AM

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The Medical Examiner's Office is still having problems locating family of 42-year-old David Thomas, the homeless man who was killed while sleeping inside an elevator shaft last month.

The Medical Examiner went ahead and released the victim's name, hoping it would help spread the word and his family would be found.

On March 10 at about 9:35 p.m., a man got stuck inside the elevator at Montgomery Street station. After fire officials rescued him, he told them that he had heard a crushing sound before the elevator came to a screeching halt.

Investigators looked inside the elevator shaft and found Thomas' body. He apparently had been crushed while sleeping in the shaft. They found Thomas' personal belongings on top of the elevator.

Anyone with information is asked to call chief investigator Thomas McDonald at (415) 553-1695.

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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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