2:34 PM: San Francisco police said this afternoon that they questioned a caregiver in connection with the Wednesday death of a Tenderloin woman but later released him.
Police initially reported that the man was arrested after allegedly administering a high dosage of medication to the woman, who later died. However, this afternoon police said the man was only questioned.
“The caregiver was interviewed and released,” police spokeswoman Officer Maria Oropeza said.
The death was reported at about 7:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Eddy Street, Oropeza said.
The woman is in her late 50s but police have not released her name.
Oropeza said it does not appear that the caregiver administered an overdose. “There’s no evidence to show right now that additional dosage was taken,” she said.
Oropeza said the department’s homicide unit is investigating the woman’s death but that it is not considered suspicious at this point.
9:17: San Francisco police arrested a caregiver Wednesday night in connection with the death of a Tenderloin resident.
According to the police, the male caregiver allegedly administered a high dosage of medicine to the person prior to the death. However, the cause of death has not yet been determined.
Police were notified of the death at about 7:40 p.m.
Police have not yet released any information about the person who died or the caregiver.
The medical examiner’s office declined to release the person’s name this morning, saying the family had not yet been notified.