The body of an infant was discovered by police Saturday on a putting green at Lincoln Park Golf Course, just west of the Sea Cliff neighborhood.
Golfers reported noticing an "odd smell" on Saturday, and as ABC 7 reports, it sounds as though it was these golfers who made the gruesome discovery. Police and homicide investigators would not immediately confirm the age or gender of the victim, but on Monday, the SFPD confirmed that the body was that of an infant.
As KRON 4 reports, police were called to investigate a "suspicious death" at the golf course at 2:19 p.m. on Saturday, specifically the 300 block of 34th Avenue. Medical assistance arrived, but the infant was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the SFPD, and there are some "concerns about the health of the infant’s mother." They are asked to call the department's 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.
Police believe there could have been witnesses of some kind given how well populated the area is, with active walking trails. And given the golfers who made the discovery were not likely the first to play through the hole in question on Saturday, the implication is that the body was put there on Saturday afternoon shortly before it was discovered.
If confirmed as a homicide, this would be San Francisco's 34th homicide of the year — including this vehicular collision on October 26 that is now being investigated as a homicide.