Body found in SF motel garbage chute but no signs of foul play

Police are investigating a mysterious death in a Mission district motel, but at this time it's not believed to be a homicide.

About 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, police arrived to a motel in the 400 block of Valencia Street in regards to a dead body that was found in a garbage chute, Officer Gordon Shyy said in a statement.

Officers canvassed the area for evidence and the medical examiner on scene said there was no external signs of a homicide, Shyy said.

Homicide inspectors were not called to the scene. As to why the body was in the garbage chute, Shyy said the investigation is ongoing.

The body was later identified by the medical examiner’s office as 54-year-old Natalie Blaugh. They are working to determine the cause of death, but they have ruled out foul play.

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