The San Francisco medical examiner’s office today asked for the public’s help in identifying a woman whose burned body was found Saturday in a motor home at a Bayview District scrap yard.
The fire was reported at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at 1295 Van Dyke Ave., a dead-end street in an industrial part of the Bayview, police spokesman Officer Samson Chan said.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire and it’s unclear whether the woman had been living out of the vehicle, Chan said.
The cause of death also remains under investigation.
The victim, whose body was extensively burned, according to the medical examiner’s office, is described as a black woman between 20 and 40 years old.
She was wearing distinctive black socks embossed with multicolored “Christmas-like” ornaments, the medical examiner’s office said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the medical examiner’s office at (415) 553-1694.