Canul.Arguello.jpgAs previously reported, the body of a man found in the recycling bin of Buena Vista Park was finally identified, and today the Chron has a lovely and sad portrait of the victim of SF’s 26th homicide of 2011.

Freddy Roberto Canul-Arguello was found at 4:39 AM on June 10 as firefighters responded to a brush fire near Buena Vista Ave. East and Haight St.

Though SFPD is still seeking information on the case, as the Chron reports, the investigation may be a difficult one given how few enemies (if any) Canul-Arguello had. The 23 year old was described as happy and had a passion for dancing and drag, as well as cooking, which was his profession.

Canul-Arguello came to the US from the Yucatan region of Mexico with his brother, Ivan. Freddy was very open about his orientation and had to come to SF seeking acceptance, the Chron reports. Though the city did prove to be a loving home, many of his family members feel that Freddy’s sexuality may have motivated his killer.

Buena Vista Park is a known gay cruising spot, though Ivan believes Freddy never would’ve gone there on his own volition.

Prior to the discovery, Freddy had been out with friends at a gay bar on the corner of Castro and Market St., relaxing after his shift at Mission pizza restaurant Pi Bar.

Firefighters found him “burned beyond recognition” the next day, without his wallet or cell phone.

If you have any information regarding the slaying of Freddy Roberto Canul-Arguello, call SFPD’s homicide unit at (415) 553-1145 or their anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. You can also text a tip to 847411, typing SFPD, then the message.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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