Ten days after a "nicely dressed gentlemen" was found dead in the parklet outside tony Divisadero Street coffee shop The Mill, the deceased has been identified — but details on his passing remain sketchy, at best.
It was around 8 a.m. on Monday, August 31 when someone realized that a man lay dead in the parklet in front of the cafe, which is located at 736 Divisadero Street.
The Mill, which opens at 7 a.m. on Mondays, closed as paramedics and the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office arrived at the scene, then reopened at 9 a.m. The parklet remained taped off, however, until cleaning crews arrived to do what must be done when someone dies on SF's streets.
A manager from The Mill described the dead man as "a nicely dressed gentleman," but as of the 31st no additional details were available. On August 10, the ME's office released the dead man's identity: 79-year-old Samuel Patton of San Francisco.
It appears that foul play is not suspected, as an SFPD spokesperson says that the "case is with the ME" and isn't under investigation by the homicide division. According to a Medical Examiner's spokesperson, Patton's cause of death has yet to be determined.
Previously: 'Nicely Dressed' Dead Body Found Outside The Mill