Body found in Golden Gate Park
may be missing woman
By Tamara Barak and Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
April 6, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco police have confirmed
they are working with detectives from San Bruno, South San Francisco
and Richmond in their investigation into the body of an unidentified
woman that was discovered yesterday afternoon near Stow Lake in
Golden Gate Park.
Detectives are trying to determine whether the body is that of
missing South San Francisco woman Sophia Sciutto-Creps, according
to San Francisco police Officer Maria Oropeza.
The body was discovered on the side of Stow Lake closest to Martin
Luther King Jr. Drive by a gardener working in the area. Police
received a call about the body around 3 p.m., Oropeza said.
According to Oropeza, the cause of death of the victim is unknown
at this time, but police are treating the death as "suspicious.''
Sciutto-Creps, 27, was last seen with her friend Kimberly Millen
of San Bruno, who was later found murdered. Sciutto-Creps green
Honda Civic is also missing.
Millen's body was found Saturday afternoon in a grassy area near
the dead end of South 25th Street in Richmond. Police say it appears
she was murdered elsewhere and her body dumped in Richmond.
Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan said Millen, 21, died of blunt
trauma and multiple stab wounds. Her killer has not been apprehended.
According to Gagan, Millen's mother reported her as missing to
San Bruno police on Monday, March 27. Sciutto-Creps' husband filed
a missing persons report about his wife with South San Francisco
police on Thursday, March 30, Gagan said.
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