Elderly woman attacked on Mother's Day dies in hospital 

click to enlarge Lin Leong in her hospital bed - COURTESY SFPD
  • Courtesy SFPD
  • Lin Leong in her hospital bed

An elderly woman struck across the head on Mother’s Day while exiting a Muni bus near Chinatown has died, hospital officials said.

Lin Leong, 77, died at San Francisco General Hospital Friday almost two weeks after she was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit in the head at least twice.

Police are uncertain where the incident occurred but believe it happened on Stockton Street. Leong was known to frequent several Muni bus lines between Japantown and Chinatown.

After she was attacked, a good samaritan helped her away from the Muni bus and onto a nearby sidewalk.

Police have no detailed description of the suspect.

A spokesperson from the San Francisco Police Department said police are not yet calling the death a homicide. The medical examiner’s office could not be reached this evening.

If Leong's death is declared a homicide, it would mark the 20th homicide of the year, not including the dismembered body found by police in SoMa.
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