Update on SFPD Investigation of Richmond District Suspicious Death 23-105(a)
On August 13, 2023, at approximately 7:24 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers assigned to Richmond Station responded to the area of Fulton Street and 22nd Street on a report of a deceased person. When officers arrived on scene, a witness told officers they had located the unresponsive adult female and called police. Officers summoned medics to the scene. Paramedics from the San Francisco Fire Department responded, and the victim was declared deceased at the scene.
The San Francisco County Medical Examiner responded and declared the death suspicious. Due to the suspicious nature of the death, investigators from the SFPD Homicide Detail responded to the scene and led the investigation. The San Francisco County Medical Examiner later ruled the cause of death undetermined.
Through the course of the investigation, investigators identified two suspects in connection to this incident, later identified as 26-year-old male Alexander Madden and 33-year-old female Emilia Beckhusen.
On November 2, 2023, San Francisco Police Department officers arrested Madden on a Ramey warrant for unlawful disposal of human remains (7054(a)(1) HS) and conspiracy(182(a) PC).
On November 4, 2023, San Francisco Police Department officers arrested Beckhusen on a Ramey warrant for unlawful disposal of human remains (7054(a)(1) HS) and conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC).
While arrests have been made this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.