The San Francisco Police Department has confirmed that they believe that a man found dead on a San Francisco street Monday morning was the victim of a homicide, but are keeping mum on all but the most basic details.
According to the SFPD, they were called to the 600 block of Eddy Street, which is between Larkin and Polk Streets, at 2:21 this morning.
When they arrived, they discovered a deceased black male in his 40s, police say. When reached by SFist, a San Francisco Medical Examiner's office staffer did not have any additional identifying details on the man to release.
KTVU, which has numerous photos from the crime scene, says that "Investigators completely blocked off Larkin street for several blocks in both directions as they searched for evidence" and that area residents say that they had not heard "a commotion, argument, or gunshots" before the man's death was reported.
According to the Chron, the victim "was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent knife wound to the neck," after police were alerted by "the overnight clerk at a nearby hotel" who "called police after several people ran inside to report the stabbing."
An SFPD spokesperson could not immediately confirm San Francisco's current homicide count for 2016. Assuming no changes have been made to their list, this is likely the 15th homicide of the year, following a fatal stabbing near the Asian Art Museum last Thursday.
As of Monday morning, police say, no arrests have been made nor was any suspect information available. However, if you know anything about the case, they ask that you call SFPD's Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.