11:50 AM: Police have detained someone for questioning in connection with the suspicious death of a dermatologist at his apartment in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, a police spokesman said today.
Elias Michael, 47, was found at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday by officers responding to a report of a dead body at 2030 Vallejo St.
The medical examiner’s office has deemed the death suspicious, and San Francisco homicide detectives have taken over the case, police said.
Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said this morning that a person had been detained for questioning in the case but declined to release more information.
Michael worked as a dermatologist and lived with an elderly female family member, according to Elaine Chan, a receptionist at his apartment building.
Dr. Elias Michael is listed as a dermatologist on the website for Union Street Dermatology, located nearby in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood at 1610 Union St.
Employees were not immediately available for comment at the business, which is closed on Mondays.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
9:35 AM: The San Francisco medical examiner’s office has identified a man who was found dead in the city’s Pacific Heights neighborhood on Sunday as 47-year-old Elias Michael.
Michael, a San Francisco resident, was found at about 9:45 a.m. by officers responding to a report of a body in the 2000 block of Vallejo Street.
Michael’s building manager told the Chron that police said “Michael died after a complication with drugs, possibly an overdose.”
The medical examiner’s office has deemed the death suspicious, and San Francisco homicide detectives have taken over the investigation, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
No other information about the case was available this morning.
Eve Batey added information to this report from Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
9:05 AM: Police in San Francisco are investigating the area where a dead body was found Sunday night.
Officers responded to a report of a body found in the 2000 block of Vallejo Street, which is between Buchanan and Laguna, at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The medical examiner has deemed the death suspicious and has opened an investigation, Shyy said.
Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation, he said.
Additional information about the body and the investigation was not immediately available.