Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained During Robbery

Police Seek Leads In Fatal Attack On SF Woman


San Francisco police Tuesday announced they are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man responsible for an attack and robbery in April that led to the death of a 63-year-old woman.

Helen Canafax was in the 600 block of Folsom Street on April 10 when a man took her purse and knocked her to the ground, police said. She sustained serious injuries in the fall and died on April 26.

Police described Canafax as a popular and generous woman who often gave money to the homeless.

The suspect is described as a black man between 35 and 40 years old, weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray beanie-style cap, a red or black sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call homicide inspectors Richard Martin or John Cleary at (415) 553-1145 or the confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for keeping this up. most of these don't even make it on the news. would like to see a map for 2009 if possible.