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Boyfriend of 27-year-old tech worker arrested on suspicion of her killing

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Kimberly Wong is pictured in a portrait on her personal website. | Source: Screen grab from Squarespace

The boyfriend of a 27-year-old San Francisco woman who was found dead in her Presidio Heights home last month has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Scott Fisher, 29, was booked at the county jail at 12:51 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department inmate locator.

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San Francisco police confirmed his arrest Thursday afternoon, saying officers found him at 10:25 a.m. about 45 miles east of the city in the Contra Costa County suburb of Concord.

Neighbors previously told The Standard that Fisher lived in the apartment at 3295 Clay St. with Kimberly Wong. Voter records and a note on their apartment buzzer also show the pair lived together.

Wong, a product designer for the financial tech firm Plaid, was found dead Nov. 30 after police responded to a welfare check. Homicide detectives were investigating the death as a domestic violence case.

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In an announcement confirming Fisher's arrest, SFPD offered few additional details about the investigation. According to a Thursday afternoon press release, officers arrived at 7:12 p.m. on Nov. 30 to the couple's Clay Street apartment in response to a call asking them to check on Wong.

"Officers arrived on scene and located an adult female who was unresponsive," the news release said. "Officers rendered aid and summoned paramedics to the scene.  Despite life-saving efforts made by responders, the victim was pronounced deceased."

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Kimberly Wong lived with her boyfriend, Scott Fisher, at an apartment building at 3295 Clay St. in San Francisco's Presidio Heights, where she was found dead on Nov. 30. The couple's last names are on the apartment's buzzer. | Source: Gina Castro/The Standard

A LinkedIn profile that appears to belong to Fisher says he most recently worked at the San Francisco-based software company Databricks until October and studied economics at the University of California Berkeley. He graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2013, according to a post on

Wong's killing appeared to be the first domestic violence-related homicide of the year in San Francisco, according to Beverly Upton, a San Francisco advocate against domestic violence.

While an arrest has been made, SFPD said the investigation remains open and urged anyone with information about the case to call (415) 575-4444 or send a text message beginning with "SFPD" to TIP41.

Stephanie K. Baer can be reached at