Police investigating SoMa suspicious death as homicide

Police are investigating a suspicious death in South of Market as a homicide.

Officers discovered the body about 2:37 p.m. Monday after responding to the first block of Essex Street on a reported death in the area.

The scene appeared suspicious to police and they called on the Medical Examiner’s Office, which determined the death was a homicide.

The victim was identified as 63-year-old San Francisco resident Gary Mulhearn, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

If it is officially ruled a homicide, it would mark the 37th in San Francisco this year. The investigation is ongoing.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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