Body, Gun Found in Western Addition

Categories: Crime
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Unidentified body found
Traffic was backed up early this morning near Geary Boulevard after a pedestrian spotted a body in the street by St. Mary's Cathedral.

The body was found in the bushes near Geary Boulevard and Gough Street at about 7:30 a.m. Police have very few details about the incident; however, Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly that a gun was found near the unidentified body.

Esparza said that it appears the person committed suicide. "There is trauma to the body and it looked like it had been there for a bit," Esparza said. "It's looking more like a suicide than anything else, but we still treat all suicides as suspicious."

The medical examiner is currently conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Check back for details.

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