San Francisco woman charged with murder after roommate found chopped in bin

Lisa Gonzales, 47, was charged with the murder on Tuesday for allegedly chopping her roommate who was missing.

(SFPD Facebook)

The roommate of a missing San Francisco woman was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday after authorities found a body chopped up and stuffed in a plastic bin last weekend while performing a welfare check.

Authorities discovered the remains Saturday afternoon believed to be that of a 61-year-old San Francisco woman whose friend reported her missing the day before, The San Francisco Chronicle reported citing sources.

Lisa Gonzales, 47, allegedly together with the officers when they knocked on her Mission District Apartment. But at a given moment, the police took a path to a stairwell that took them to a storage room under the building where they say that they are the body in a plastic tub, the paper reported.

A neighbor told the newspaper that there was a foul smell in the vicinity of the apartment in the days prior to the discovery.

The medical examiner is still working to confirm the victim’s identity, the paper reported.

The police refused to disclose any details about the case, only telling the paper that it is being investigated.

Gonzales was charged and held in the psychiatric observation, according to the report. Her arrest is expected as soon as Wednesday, according to the paper.


Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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