2 dead in San Francisco weekend storm identified

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Two people were found dead in San Francisco during the powerful weekend storm. 

In Golden Gate Park, a woman’s body was found next to a large tree branch that fell late Saturday afternoon. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, a jogger spotted the woman on the ground and called 911. 

Firefighters determined that the victim had been jogging when she was hit by the tree branch and suffered fatal head trauma. 

The Chief Medical Examiner identified the woman as Louise Beth Abrams, 73, of San Francisco. 

“We are heartbroken that one of our park users tragically lost her life during the Jan. 14 storm when a limb fell from a pine tree,” city parks and recreation officials wrote.

On Sunday, a body was found floating in the San Francisco Bay near the Ferry Plaza. 

The body was identified as Alexander Tellez, 37. Tellez was pulled out of the water by firefighters just after 10 a.m. Sunday. 

“The SF Medical Examiner arrived on scene, took custody of the body, and is leading the investigation. Foul play is not suspected,” police wrote.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.