Body found at Golden Gate Park identified

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A woman’s body was found in Golden Gate Park around 7 p.m. Sunday and her death is being investigated.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the woman as Kelly Koike, 37, of San Francisco. 

Koike’s body was found inside a duffel bag. 

According to police, a dog walker found the body next to Stow Lake, near the grounds of Outside Land music festival. 

A perimeter was set up by SFPD to prevent festival-goers from interfering with the investigation. 

A coroner’s van arrived at the park after 10 p.m. while the crowds were leaving the festival. 

Festival worker Andre Johnson said, “When we left the festival, we saw about 40-50 police officers out here. They had the yellow tape out here and I automatically assumed it was something bad.”

The cause of the woman’s death is currently under investigation. The map below shows where Koike’s body was located at 22nd Avenue and Fulton Street.

It is unclear whether Koike attended Outside Lands, a three-day music festival. 

SFPD Officer Gonee Sepulveda said no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD’s 24-hour Tip Line at 415-575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with “SFPD.” You may remain anonymous. 


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.