Authorities release mother of 16-year-old girl found dead in Bayview district

The mother of a 16-year-old who died on a Bayview sidewalk last weekend has been released from custody pending further investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

Police officers noticed the girl, identified as Jaynice Johnson, on the ground about 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of Quesada Avenue and Jennings Street. Realizing Johnson was in distress, officers began performing CPR and called for an ambulance, police said. But Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson’s mother was subsequently detained after officers determined that conditions at her home showed the girl was being abused.

However, the mother has been discharged pending the results of an autopsy.

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLaw and DisorderLocalSan Francisco

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Anti-police protester sues over arrest at 2019 Pride Parade

A protester whose arrest at San Francisco’s 2019 Pride Parade intensified pressure… Continue reading

Veritas offers to forgive unpaid rent, but tenants are wary

Calls for rent forgiveness have been answered, but with some caveats. The… Continue reading

Dozens gather for candlelight vigil to honor victims in Beirut explosion

Dozens of people gathered at Rincon Park on Thursday evening to show… Continue reading

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning

With less than two weeks until the start of the school year,… Continue reading

Boudin, Gascon defend NFL in controversy over Stephon Clark video

Public service announcement prompted pushback from California prosecutors association

Most Read