Body of woman found in Chinatown's Great Star Theatre identified 

UPDATE 5:16 p.m.

Drugs may have played a part in the death of a 31-year-old Oakland woman found dead in a Chinatown theater this weekend, according to the District Attorney's office.

Charges have yet to be filed in the case as the District Attorney's office awaits the results of a toxicology test, said Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the DA.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The body of a 31-year-old Oakland woman found inside the Great Star Theatre in Chinatown Sunday has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Kelsey Fourdyce.

Fourdyce's family was notified Monday, but until now her name had not been released.

Harris Rosenbloom, 48, was booked into County Jail Sunday on a murder charge after he called police to report the death at the Great Star Theatre on Jackson Street.

Police found Rosenbloom at the scene alongside his lawyer and the body of Fourdyce. After the Medical Examiner’s Office deemed the death suspicious, police arrested Rosenbloom.

Rosenbloom's lawyer Randall Knox, who said he did not know Rosenbloom before he was referred the case, said his client is cooperating with investigators, but could add little beyond that. Knox said he was not the attorney who was with Rosenbloom when police arrived at the scene.

Rosenbloom has yet to be charged in the case and remains in County Jail.

Rosenbloom has been involved in San Francisco’s entertainment industry since at least 1996, according to a 1997 story in The San Francisco Examiner.

About 20 years ago, he was the founder of a glossy magazine called SF Source, “a hip, pocket-sized cultural guide to events in The City,” the Examiner story said. The magazine is now defunct.

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Jonah Owen Lamb

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Born and raised on a houseboat in Sausalito, Lamb has written for newspapers in New York City, Utah and the San Joaquin Valley. He was most recently an editor at the San Luis Obispo Tribune for nearly three years. He has written for The S.F. Examiner since 2013 and covers criminal justice and planning.
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