Camper Van Catches Fire, Killing Man Inside


SAN FRANCISCO—A charred corpse was found inside a camper van that caught fire in San Francisco’s Bayview District on March 26.

Camper van
The man inside the van has been identified as 38-years-old Konata Perkins.

Law enforcement discovered the camper ablaze at 6:46 a.m. near the crossing of Van Dyke Avenue and Ingalls Street. Once the fire department arrived on scene and extinguished the flames, the charred body of 38-year-old San Francisco resident Konata Perkins was found inside the wreckage of the van.

The medical examiner’s office is working to determine whether Perkins was killed by way of accident, homicide, or suicide. Arson has not been ruled out as a possibility, as police and fire crews continue work to determine the circumstances behind the fatal fire.

Anyone with knowledge of the blaze is asked to contact the the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.