Friday, July 11, 2008

Homeless Deaths in 2007: 44

44 homeless people died in SF in 2007, based on the Homeless Death Forms filed with the Dept. of Public Health:

Name: Lomax Garret Sealy Jr.
Address: No Known Fixed Address
Age: 64
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 1, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 44 McAllister
Type of Case: APP. FALL

Name: Carmen Foster
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 45
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 5, 2007
Place of Death/Found: St. Francis ER
Type of Case: Unknown

Name: Jane Doe #1
Address: Other/Undetermined
Age:
Sex: Female
Race:
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 12, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Open area near 1150 CA
Type of Case: Burn

Name: Girma Wolde
Address: Other/undetermined
Age: 50
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 12, 2007
Place of Death/Found: CPMC PAC

Name: Michael Moreno
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 48
Sex: Male
Race: White Hispanic
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 27, 2007
Place of Death/Found: IFO 1980 Jerrold Ave.
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Michael Lee
Address: No fixed address
Age: 39
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Jan. 28, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 1490 Van Dyke Avenue
Type of Case: Poss. Aspiration

Name: Elroy Yokley Jr.
Address: No fixed address
Age: 43
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 5, 2007
Place of Death/Found: IPV @ 3rd Street & Custer A
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Troy Lee Reynolds
Age: 37
Sex: Male
Race: White
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 8, 2007
Place of Death/Found: UCSF
Place of Incident: IFO 1950 Page Street
Type of Case: Poss. Ingestion

Name: Joseph Barron
Age: 37
Sex: Male
Race: White
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 9, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 459 Turk
Type of Case: Pos Drug Relate

Name: Charles Alexander
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 52
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 10, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH
Place of Incident: 100 Block of Grove Street
Type of Case: Apparent Fall

Name: George Edward Hunt Jr.
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 37
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 13, 2007
Place of Death/Found: St. Francis Memorial H
Type of Case: Poss. Drug Rela

Name: Beatrice Clay
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 56
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 15, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 116 Turk St.
Type of Case: App. OD

Name: Joshua Glasser
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 26
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 19, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 1953 Page Street
Type of Case: Unknown

Name: Martin Scwhartz
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 47
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Feb. 19, 2007
Place of Death/Found: St. Francis ICU
Type of Case: Drug Related

Name: Warren Smith
Address: No Recent Address
Age: 36
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: March 2, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Alkain Hotel, 948 Missi
Type of Case: POS OD

Name: Charles Heaton
Housing: Outside: Open Area/Lot
Age: 65
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: April 10, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Rear of 434 Carl St.
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Bennie Hamilton
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 51
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: April 17, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH ER
Place of Incident: IFO 357 Ellis Street
Type of Case: Possible drug related

Name: Donald Robbins
Age: 51
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: April 22, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 9th Floor Stairwell of 350 Ellis
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Jeffrey McLaughlin
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 38
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: April 25, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH ER
Place of Incident: IFO 138 Hyde Street
Type of Case: GSW. 187

Name: Maureen Clark
Age: 50
Sex: Female
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: April 26, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 481 Minna St.
Type of Case: Possible 187 Assault

Name: Steven Wilson
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 49
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: May 4, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 420 Eddy Street
Type of Case: Unknown

Name: Peter Cummings
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 53
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: May 5, 2007
Place of Death/Found: St. Mary's ED
Type of Case: Natural vs. Dru

Name: Thomas Mitchell Watson II
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 31
Sex: Male
Race: White
Housing: Outside: Park
Date of Death/Found: May 23, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Golden Gate Park
Type of Case: Poss. ETOH/Drug

Name: Patrick Reed Thompson
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 54
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: May 25, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Basement of 605 Kearny Street
Type of Case: Poss. fall

Name: George Edward Parker Jr.
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 52
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: May 28, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Sutro Hts/Great Highway encamp
Type of Case: App. Natural

Name: David Takeuchi
Housing: Other/Undetermined
Age: 34
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: June 16, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Ocean Beach
Type of Case: Unknown

Name: Marcus Perry
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 39
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: June 19, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Freight Container BEH
Type of Case: Hanging

Name: Bradley Waitt
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 46
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: June 24, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Kezar at Waller
Type of Case: App. Natural

Name: Melvin Lang
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 52
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Aug. 26, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Jack in the Box restaurant
Type of Case: Public View

Name: Juan Francisco Sanchez
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 43
Sex: Male
Race: White Hispanic
Date of Death/Found: Aug. 31, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 10 UN Plaza
Type of Incident: PC 187

Name: Vickie Brown
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 53
Sex: Female
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Sept. 1, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Friend's Residence
Type of Case: Unknown

Name: Ramiro Herrera Marcial
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 44
Sex: Male
Race: White Hispanic
Date of Death/Found: Sept. 5, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Golden Gate Park
Type of Case: 187 Stabbing

Name: Jason McCullough
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 48
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Sept. 26, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH
Type of Case: Fall SDH

Name: Jesus Esteves
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 42
Sex: Male
Race: White Hispanic
Housing: Outside: Open Area/Lot
Date of Death/Found: Oct. 2, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Under Walkway South
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Stephen Bariteau
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 50
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Oct. 10, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH ER
Type of Case: Cocaine Present

Name: Brian Austin
Age: 29
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Oct. 16, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Fulton & 47th Avenue
Type of Case: App. 187 Stabbing

Name: Melvin Samuelson
Age: 56
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Oct 16, 2007
Place of Death/Found: St. Francis OR
Type of Case: Drug Related

Name: Robert Emerick Adams
Address: No Fixed Address
Age: 54
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Oct. 30, 2007
Place of Death/Found: West bound BART Trac
Type of Case: Ped vs Train

Name: Chris Davenport
Age: 58
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Nov. 11, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Public bathroom
Type of Case: Sudden collapse

Name: Dannie Bailey
Housing: Jail
Age: 48
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Dec. 1, 2007
Place of Death/Found: SFGH ED
Type of Case: In custody

Name: Leonard Buskey
Address: County Jail #1
Age: 50
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Dec. 14, 2007
Place of Death/Found: County Jail #1
Type of Case: In custody

Name: David Geetah
Address: No fixed address
Age: 47
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Dec. 14, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Public sidewalk
Type of Case: IPV

Name: Sabrina Cole
Address: Homeless
Age: 51
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Date of Death/Found: Dec. 17, 2007
Place of Death/Found: 1049 Howard Street
Type of Case: Poss OD

Name: Steven Lynch
Address: No fixed address
Age: 54
Sex: Male
Race: White
Date of Death/Found: Dec. 30, 2007
Place of Death/Found: Market Street
Type of Case: Found down

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5 Comments:

At 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May they rest in peace.

What does IPV mean? And in cases that list death by "fall" I wondered how a person could fall and die. Maybe some of these are falls/jumps from heights?

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

In social services parlance, that acronym means "intimate partner violence." But it's not clear that that's what it means in this context. Nor is it clear exactly what "fall" encompasses, whether it means a fall from a height or simply falling on the sidewalk.

What is clear: these are not simply poor people who couldn't afford housing, since most of these deaths are drug and/or alcohol related, which the forms clearly state. On the forms where it isn't clearly stated, I bet it's also a major factor in these deaths.

Another thing that isn't clear: how many of these people could have been helped off the street under Laura's Law, which enables authorities to intervene when someone is clearly off his/her meds and/or not able to care for himself/herself. I hope the city is going to begin to aggressively enforce this state law.

Interesting that Mayor Newsom said that his new chief of staff, Trent Rhorer "will get us to the next level of our homeless policy." I hope that this was a reference to Laura's Law.

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for mentioning their names. Bradley Waitt is my dad and I didn't find out he died until much later. I had never even known he was homeless. My parents divorced when I was young and he stopped seeing me when his living conditions were deemed unsuitable. He was very much loved and I'm so sorry that he died alone. I don't know much about Laura's Law but I support it and will do all I can so that others who are off their meds can be helped, especially when my dad wasn't. Do you have any updates on the situation and what I can do?

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

My condolences on your father's death. The law is weak, allowing each county to decide whether they want to implement it, and apparently SF has opted out.
http://psychlaws.blogspot.com/2008/02/too-many-times-we-are-reminded-that.html

 
At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let Bradley Waitt's daughter know her father was not homeless. He left Pennsylvania for the soul purpose of going to golden gate park to committ suicide which he did. You can blame your mother for your not being able to see him, there was no reason for that... But rest assure he did not have to be there and if you recieved the coroner's report you would see that it was suicide and not what everyone is wanting you to believe...

 

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