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Two people have been detained Friday in connection with a case involving a suitcase full of human body parts discovered Wednesday in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.
San Francisco police said on Friday an anonymous tip led officers to the Tenderloin neighborhood where they found the individuals, one of whom was identified earlier on Friday as a person of interest in the homicide case.
San Francisco Police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said both people were taken in for questioning, though neither had been arrested or charged with a crime.
Authorities closed off several blocks in downtown South of Market neighborhood earlier this week after discovering the suitcase. Officers then found more remains at a nearby trashcan after searching the area.
The San Francisco Chronicle said the city medical examiner determined that the dismembered remains belonged to a “light-skinned male,” but neither an identity nor cause of death could be immediately established. Authorities will have a DNA laboratory analyze the human remains to learn the man’s identity.
One of the detained persons of interested was recognized from one of the photos released by police earlier Friday. The man in the photo – wearing an orange jacket, light colored blue jeans and a striped baseball cap – was allegedly seen near the place where the suitcase was found.
Police said he was cooperating with detectives but declined to give his name.
The San Francisco police have not yet disclosed where they got the video from, but said they had been going door-to-door asking people in the area if they possibly had a surveillance camera video or some other clue that could lead them to an arrest of a suspect. The efforts paid off when the suspect was identified from the photos and was held for questioning.
The second person who was also detained in the case, but authorities have not revealed his connection to the incident.