Police Log Mission Death as First Homicide in a Month

Little information about the victim is publicly available but police did arrest a suspect.

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An unknown person found dead on the northern end of the Mission District is being investigated as San Francisco’s first homicide in more than a month, police said Monday.

Police responded to a possible homicide around 1 p.m. on Saturday, finding the victim dead on 14th Street near South Van Ness Avenue. Citing a pending investigation, police have released unconventionally little information on the victim, including age, sex, or how the person died.

“I can’t get into the specifics of the investigation,” said police spokesperson Officer Robert Rueca. “We still need to confirm some details.”

Rueca did confirm that police arrested a 47-year-old woman who they identified as the suspect. According to jail records, 47-year-old Lisa Gonzales was charged with murder and booked into county jail.

The unknown victim is San Francisco’s 14th homicide in 2018, Rueca said. The last homicide occurred on May 1, when 21-year-old Raheem Gilbert was fatally shot.

UPDATE: A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the Bayview District Monday morning on Oakdale Avenue near Third Street. Police responded at 11:11 a.m. but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office as city resident Jevon Cael. He is the city’s 15th homicide victim in 2018.

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