Officials identify body found in garbage can

The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the identity of the body found Thursday wrapped in a plastic bag and placed in a garbage bin, but the agency is waiting until family members are contacted before releasing any information.

Police received a report about the body in the basement of an apartment complex at 520 Taylor St. about noon Thursday. The person who contacted police about the body was questioned by officers.

Investigators were still determining how long the body was in the gray trash receptacle before it was discovered. On Thursday, police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said investigators had not determined the age or sex of the body.

The death is being treated as a homicide, which would be the 74th in San Francisco this year.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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