Haight Street Homicide Suspect Arrested and Booked 21-168(a)

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 6:03 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Park Station responded to the area of Haight and Shrader Streets for a person bleeding on the ground. Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim suffering from possible stab wounds. Officers immediately rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene who transported the male to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the life-saving efforts, the 65-year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  

Investigators from the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail have led the investigation. Through the course of their investigation, investigators identified 27-year-old Meredith Dechert of San Francisco as a suspect involved in the homicide and developed probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant.  

On January 20, 2023, Dechert was detained in Milpitas, California by officers from the Milpitas Police department. Dechert was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for a charge of murder (187(a) PC).  

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.   

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