Apparent homicide victim’s body found in Golden Gate Park during Hardly Strictly

A young woman’s body was found face down in Golden Gate Park early Saturday, less than two hours before thousands of revelers would flood the park for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

The woman, who as of Monday morning had not been identified by the Medical Examiner, died of blunt force trauma to the head, police said.

She was found around 9:15 a.m. near the Bison Paddock, just west of the festival’s Towers of Gold and Swan stages, where the first act of the day would perform at 11 a.m.

She is described as between 25 and 35 years old. A homicide investigation is pending.

Few other details have been released surrounding her death, but she was the first of two homicide victims in The City this weekend, police said.

The weekend’s second homicide occurred in the Bayview early Sunday morning, according to police.

Police found 36-year-old Selvin Juarez with multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of Third Street and Oakdale Avenue at 4:55 a.m. Sunday. No weapon was found at the scene.

He was taken San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The pair of killings this weekend marks The City’s 35th and 36th homicides of the year.

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