Medical Examiner says human remains are of 'light-skinned male' 

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office said the remains found in a suitcase in South of Market on Wednesday “are those of an unidentified light-skinned male,” according to a statement released Friday.

Police responded to the area of 11th Street between Market and Mission streets about 4:14 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a suspicious package. Once there, investigators discovered a suitcase filled with body parts and other human remains nearby.

At the time, the Medical Examiner's Office said the remains were human and ruled the death a homicide.

It is unknown if the victim in the suitcase was killed in San Francisco, so police have yet to officially rule it a homicide. Police detained and questioned three people in the case Wednesday night, but they were ultimately released. Police on Friday were still not ready to release a suspect description.

The Medical Examiner's Office is continuing to investigate the cause of death and determine the victim's identity.

To do this, the office is enlisting the aid of the California Department of Justice and Bureau of Forensic Services DNA Laboratory.

Anyone with information on the case is encourage to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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