San Francisco police release video in hopes of finding woman’s killer 

click to enlarge San Francisco police released surveillance footage Wednesday showing homicide victim Elia Cruz walking with a companion just before her slaying in the Tenderloin last October. The man she was seen walking with, inset, is being sought for questioning. See the video below. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • San Francisco police released surveillance footage Wednesday showing homicide victim Elia Cruz walking with a companion just before her slaying in the Tenderloin last October. The man she was seen walking with, inset, is being sought for questioning. See the video below.

Chilling video released by the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday showed 46-year-old Elia Cruz walking with her arm around a man just moments before she was stabbed to death in her Tenderloin apartment.

Just before 2 a.m. Oct. 21, officers responded to a call about a disturbance in the 400 block of Eddy Street and found Cruz dead in her home, police said. Homicide investigators say they are still hunting for the killer — specifically, they are hoping to have a long chat with a man who was seen entering the apartment with Cruz just before her death.

On Wednesday, police released sketches and video surveillance footage showing Cruz being affectionate with a man as they walked along a sidewalk. Later, the video shows the man hurriedly leaving the area.

Police are encouraging the public to view the footage online at www.sanfranciscopolice.org. A sketch of the suspect, a video, stills from the video and a photo of Cruz are located on the website’s The Line-Up page.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

"The Line-Up" TL Murder from San Francisco Police on Vimeo.

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