Man accused of dumping body in bin appears in court

The man accused of killing a 73-year-old man and dumping his body into a garbage bin appeared in court Monday, where he postponed his arraignment and plea until Wednesday.

Police discovered the body of Nestor San Juan wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed into a trash receptacle in the basement of an apartment complex near Union Square on Thursday afternoon.

On Friday, officers arrested Froilan Marroquin, a 31-year-old resident of San Francisco, Friday night about 10:30 p.m. at 540 Capp St., according to San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. San Juan was strangled before being dumped into the bin, Gittens said.

Gittens said a joint investigation between the police department’s gang task force and homicide divisions led to the arrest of Marroquin. Gittens did not offer any comment on the relationship between Marroquin and San Juan, other than to say they were “friendly.”

Marroquin is being held in custody in lieu of $1 million bail.

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