Around 9:30am today, an anonymous reader tipped Hoodline to the presence of a team from the city Medical Examiner's office near Big Rec field in Golden Gate Park: "Body found in baseball field in GGP."
Representatives from the SFPD declined to offer specifics on the incident, but a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner confirmed the incident by phone this morning.
According to the spokesperson, "there was a Medical Examiner van there and the deceased person is here now, that's all the details we have." Federal privacy laws often prevent coroners from making public disclosures about an individual's death unless it's found to be connected to a crime.
We'll update this story as more information becomes available. This is the first death discovered in Golden Gate Park since the murder of a man at Alvord Lake late last May.