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Man found dead in downtown San Francisco, police say

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A man was found dead early Tuesday morning in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood near Downtown, officials said.

San Francisco Police Department said officers responded at 1:38 a.m. to a call on Turk Street near Mason and Market streets.

When officers arrived, they found a man. Officers provided medical aid and called for first responders, who arrived and took the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A spokesperson with the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the man as 32-year-old Nile Steward, and added that his residence was not known.

Police said no arrest has been made and this remains an open and active homicide investigation.

Correction: This article initially misidentified the man who was found dead.

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