SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Cops patrolling the South of Market neighborhood early Sunday made a grotesque discovery on a San Francisco aspect avenue — a physique ablaze amid a pile of particles, authorities mentioned.
San Francisco police mentioned officers got here throughout what they thought was a particles hearth at round 4:30 a.m. on Russ Avenue between Minna and Natoma streets. Upon investigation, they found it was not simply particles ablaze but additionally a human physique.
“Officers on patrol noticed a fireplace, thought it was a particles hearth,” mentioned San Francisco police Sgt. Anthony Pedroza. “They got here up and noticed it was an individual. It was an apparent demise to them. They known as the paramedics…There aren’t any witnesses but.”
Paramedics, firefighters and an arson investigator additionally arrived on the scene. Police have been taking a look at close by buildings to see if surveillance cameras could have recorded what occurred.
The sufferer has not but been recognized, nor has it been confirmed that this was an accident or a malicious act.
No different particulars have been instantly out there.