SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – San Francisco police are investigating the death of a 32-year-old man found in his Mission District apartment Monday as a homicide, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

The victim was found dead in his apartment in the 400 block of Valencia Street at 11:55 a.m., Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The man was identified today by the medical examiner’s office as 32-year-old Oliver Carter.

Homicide investigators were not discussing how Carter died, but a suspect in the case was arrested Monday, Dangerfield said.

The suspect, James Warren, 53, of San Francisco, was booked into jail on suspicion of murder, Dangerfield said. Warren’s relationship to Carter was also not released.

The death is San Francisco’s 48th homicide this year, according to police.

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Comments (3)
  1. Timothy Hawkins says:

    48 homicides and it is only March! Hope it is not a sign!

  2. alison jones says:

    hello sanfrancisco can you tell me im visiting you next year never been before only thing is that concerns me is all these homicides 48 all together tell me whats the best advice to be safe anyway you got to be careful where ever you go in this world it wont stop me coming to san francisco as tony bennet sang i left my heart in san francisco alison

    1. Logan Wiles says:

      most of the San Francisco is pretty safe. There are a few areas you may not want to go. This Mission District is fun, but a lot has been happening there lately. Stay away from the Tenderloin, Bayview, Western Addition. There’s lots to see in the day. Nighttime is safe too depending on the area, but just like anywhere else – it’s best to walk with a friend. Also just like anywhere else – never leave to go anywhere with a stranger. I’ve lived in the city all my life and feel very safe. Always use good judgment and always be aware of your surroundings where ever you are, and where ever you go.