SAN FRANCISCO, California – Police officers uncovered a dismembered body in a San Francisco home.
Specifically, officers responded to the scene on Del Monte Street. This is in the Outer Mission neighborhood of the city.
San Francisco Police Department officers are currently posted outside the home. Moreover, they are guarding the scene from onlookers and press.
The SFPD Homicide detail is currently investigating the crime scene. Therefore, police officers outside the home are working to keep the scene intact.
Furthermore, officials report that the FBI is also helping conduct the investigation.
Initially, police officers responded to a call on Monday around 11:40 p.m. Officials did not identify the caller. However, they reported that the caller mentioned a possible missing person located at 161 Del Monte Street. So, officers arrived at the home to perform a welfare check. Instead, they found a dismembered body.
Officials identified the body as 73-year-old Benedict Ching.
Currently, police officers are treating the death as suspicious. In fact, they are calling this case a homicide.
Additionally, the Medical Examiner’s office has not released a cause of death yet.
Furthermore, the FBI have not provided a reason why they are assisting the investigation.
Initially, one neighbor falsely claimed they thought they saw two bodies removed from the home. Officials now believe the neighbor mistook this for the dismembered body parts.
Officials are encouraging anyone who may have information to contact the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444. You can also text TIP411 to the same number.