Monday News Roundup
OCCUPANT OF DEBRIS-FILLED HOME WHERE BODY WAS DISCOVERED MOVED TO SUPPORTIVE CARE LIVING
San Francisco police said a woman who was living in an Inner Richmond house with the body of a deceased female for an unknown amount of time is now in a supportive care living environment and that her dog is being looked after by San Francisco Animal Care and Control.
San Francisco firefighters equipped with oxygen masks recovered the female body from the debris-filled home at 152 Fourth Ave. between Lake and California streets on April 4, four days after an investigation into the property began.
According to the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond District Station, officers went to the single-family Victorian-style home on a report of a dead body inside.
Police said they met with the occupant of the home, who told them that her elderly bedridden mother had died five years ago and that her remains were still inside the house.
The body, suspected by neighbors to be that of elderly resident Anna Ragin, has not been officially identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.
Acting medical examiner administrator Christopher Wirowek said that the female had been dead for an unknown amount of time and that it appears to have been “many months,” possibly even years since the her death.
Wirowek said he is working with the state Department of Justice to match the DNA.
The woman police met living inside the home with the body, identified by neighbors as Ragin’s daughter, was transported to a hospital for treatment and then moved to a supportive care living environment, police said.
According to police, when firefighters entered the home there was so much debris packed into the house that specialized crews with protective equipment spent several days trying to find and then remove the body.
Wirowek said the family is cooperating with the death investigation.
Police said the occupant of the home had a dog that was taken to Animal Care and Control for safekeeping.
Neighbors said the occupant of the home walked her dog from time to time, but that they hadn’t seen the woman’s mother in years.
The Department of Public Health and the City Attorney’s Office are continuing to address health concerns, code violations and legal issues involving the property.
GIANTS RAISING THEIR 2014 WORLD SERIES BANNER AT HOME OPENER TODAY
The San Francisco Giants are raising their 2014 World Series banner at their home opener today at AT&T Park.
Details about the pre-game ceremony were not immediately being released by the team, but fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. before the 1:35 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies.
Today’s festivities will also honor longtime broadcaster Lon Simmons, who died earlier this month at the age of 91, team officials said.
The Giants won their third World Series in five years when they defeated the Kansas City Royals in seven games last fall, led by MVP pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The team also won the title in 2010 and 2012.
PG&E RESTORES POWER TO MORE THAN 30K CUSTOMERS IN SAN FRANCISCO
PG&E crews have restored power to all the more than 30,000 customers in San Francisco affected by an outage that started late Sunday, PG&E officials said.
The outage started at 11:07 p.m. and affected 34,998 customers spread among eight neighborhoods in the city, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said. Guidi said PG&E had power restored to all customers at 11:25 p.m.
The neighborhoods impacted included Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, Potrero Hill, Mission, South of Market, Bayview, Bernal Heights and Mission Bay.
Guidi said he wasn’t sure whether the power outage was responsible for the loss of power at San Francisco’s 16th and Mission BART station at about the same time, but he said the area around the BART station was affected by the power outage.
BART officials said the 16th and Mission station was closed at about 11:20 p.m. for about 10 minutes because of a power loss, according to the agency’s Twitter account and a spokesman.