Mark Andrus, Body Parts Suspect Dies


SAN FRANCISCO—Mark Andrus, the man arrested in connection with the San Francisco body parts case has died.

Andrus, 54, passed after admitting himself to a San Francisco hospital on February 7. The official cause of his death has not been revealed, however, initial reports suggest he went into septic shock as a complication of drug abuse.

Andrus being released from jail accompanied by public defender Jeff Adachi.

Andrus had been taken into San Francisco police custody on January 30, after surveillance footage captured him near the the intersection of Mission and Market Streets where a suitcase full of chopped human body parts had been dropped.

He spent most of the following weekend in jail before his release after insufficient evidence for a murder charge had been gathered.

In spite of Andrus’ death, the homicide investigation, including the identification of the dismembered victim, is still under way. Anyone with information regarding the body parts case is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.