Medical Examiners were on the scene in Bernal Heights yesterday, after a woman was found dead inside a home on the 500 block of Peralta, near the corner of Ripley. Police initially deemed the incident “suspicious,” but this morning comes news that the woman’s boyfriend has been arrested in connection with a possible homicide.
The boyfriend of a woman found dead in her home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood has been arrested on suspicion of killing her, jail records show.
Jules Sibilio, 48, was booked at County Jail on suspicion of murder in the death of 42-year-old Mary Atchison. He is being held without bail.
Atchison was found dead at a home on the 500 block of Peralta Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Firefighters who responded to the scene believed the circumstances of the death were possibly suspicious and called police. Homicide investigators were summoned to the scene.
Police and the medical examiner’s office have not disclosed the cause of Atchison’s death.
The couple had lived in an apartment in a duplex for the past 10 years, said Jerry Vail, who owns the building with his wife and sister.
Lee has additional reporting on the circumstances that lead up to the discovery of Atchison’s body, so read his whole article.
A Bernalwood reader adds that neighbors had concerns about domestic violence at the address:
Those in the nabes knew this was bad news – I called the police some time ago as he was clearly beating the crap out of her as I was walking by with the dogs. If anyone has info, they can contact the inspector on this, Daniel Cunningham: Daniel.email@example.com or 415-553-1109
Bernalwood will provide further updates as available.
UPDATE 11:08 am – Bernalwood drove by the scene later this morning. There we encountered two French tourists emerging from the building next to victim Mary Atchison’s home. The tourists said early Tuesday morning, as they returned home from a club at about 3 am, they heard a woman screaming inside the duplex building where Atchison lived.
This is a recent photo of victim Mary Atchison, via Facebook:
UPDATE: 29 August, 2014: KTVU reports that bail for Jules Sibilio has been set at $1 million:
A San Francisco Superior Court judge set bail at $1 million Thursday for a 48-year-old man arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing a 42-year-old woman who lived with him in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the district attorney’s office.
San Francisco police arrested Jules Sibilio on suspicion of murder for the death of 42-year-old Mary Atchison, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The Examiner obtained this booking photo of Sibilio: