Suspect arrested for dead body found in Crissy Field

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A San Francisco man was arrested and charged with murder on Monday in connection with a body found at Crissy Field on November 12. 

Police investigation reveals Leion Butler, 20, as the suspect in the murder. 

According to the United States Department of Justice, the body of the victim was found in the Presidio with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Surveillance cameras picked up several cars leaving the area of Crissy Field around the time of the murder. 

One of the cars was linked to the victim. 

The car was located three days later in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood unoccupied and double-parked with its license plates still attached. 

Butler was also seen parking the car and getting out of it. 

Investigators tracked down the owner of the car that Butler left in, and that eventually led them to Butler.

“According to investigators, the defendant (Butler) both fit the description of the person who parked the victim’s car in Hunter’s Point and was related to the owner of the second vehicle,” the DOJ said. “Further, investigators developed evidence establishing that on the day of the murder, the defendant’s cell phone was both in the general area where the victim was found and where the victim’s car was wiped down.”

Butler pleaded not guilty to murder. He will appear in front of a judge on Wednesday.


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.