Arrest made in case of body found in garbage bin

A 31-year-old man was arrested in the case of a body that was stuffed into a garbage bin in the basement of an apartment complex in the Tenderloin, according to police.

Froilan Marroquin, 31, of San Francisco, was detained early Friday afternoon on suspicion of the killing, according to police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens.

The Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday identified the victim as 73-year-old Nestor San Juan of San Francisco.

The victim had been found wrapped in plastic and placed inside of a trash receptacle on wheels at a residential hotel at 520 Taylor St.

His body was reported to authorities at around noon Thursday. Police subsequently blocked off Taylor Street between Post and Geary streets to search the area for the killer.

The motive for the killing is under investigation, Gittens said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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