Robert Musial, Man Found Dead in Golden Gate Park, Was Robbed, Beaten

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Police say they caught the person who they believe killed Robert Musial, the San Francisco man who was found mysteriously dead in Golden Gate Park on Friday evening.

The Examiner reports this morning that 23-year-old Marcus Herrera, a Santa Ana resident, was arrested while riding a Muni bus Sunday morning. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of murder, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. 

Police were called to the park at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday where they found 55-year-old Musial unconscious. Witnesses say Musial had been sitting on a bench near the Sharon Art studio struggling to breath and calling for help. He lost consciousness as paramedics were en route.

Musial's brother, Stewart, told the Ex that his brother was hit in the back of the head with a skateboard, and his wallet had been stolen. A preliminary autopsy shows that Musial died from blunt-force trauma to the head.

After his brother died, Stewart and some friends searched the park around the art studio, looking for any possible suspects. This search led to Herrera's arrest, police said.

"Investigators believe there were other people at the scene, and we're asking anyone with information to come forward," Andraychak said.

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n1
n1

*breathe

Espressog
Espressog

Wow! Robert was sweet a guy. Never a violent person.Great stories!greg b.

Danawein415
Danawein415

                                                                                                                                                              The art of speech was roberts gift to say the least.   He was no pushover and was a real man.                We hung togeather for many years in the 70s.I know I will miss him dearly. he was fun Good by old friend.We will see each other again im sure.  love you dr.d

Xiphian
Xiphian

Robert was an amazing person gifted with the gab! I remember him well in the (1980s) SF under and above ground club scene. The guy could talk his way into any VIP area! I know....  for I was the guy at all the AKG/BGP shows checking the list and passes.  Sad to see this come to one of our own. Hope the guy who did it FRIES!

Johnny Bocchetti
Johnny Bocchetti

"Anytime, anywhere. Anytime, anywhere." Robert DeNiro...taxi driver

Johnny Bocchetti
Johnny Bocchetti

Robert was a colorful dude to say the least. Everyone kept telling him to fix that huge hernia sitting midstomach like a shell from the ocean. RIP Robert Musial...

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