SF Teen's Death Not a Suicide, 4 Arrested

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    SFPD says a death that was initially reported as a suicide, was instead something criminal.

    San Francisco police arrest four teenagers  in connection with the death of 16-year-old Andy Zeng in San Francisco's  Silver Terrace neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to the police.

    The death was reported at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the  2100 block of Quesada Avenue, where officers found Zeng's body, police said.

     Zeng was a San Francisco resident but did not live at the home where he was found.

    The death was initially reported to police as a possible suicide,  but the medical examiner's office quickly determined it to be suspicious, and the teens were arrested shortly afterward.  

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder,  attempted arson and conspiracy, while three other teenage boys, ages 15, 17  and 18, were arrested on suspicion of attempted arson and conspiracy, police  Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

    There is a fifth suspect, also a teenage boy, wanted in connection  with the death who is still outstanding, Dangerfield said.

    That suspects' names have not been released.

    Police are still investigating what led to Zeng's death. The official cause of death has also not yet been determined, Dangerfield said.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police  Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text  message to TIP411.

    Bay City News