10/19/04 04-125

10/19/04 04-125


October 19, 2004

Subject:    Arrest In Murder / Arson Case

Members of the Special Investigations Division of the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a man on a $1 million warrant in connection with the murder/arson of a woman earlier this year.  Police took Francisco Ortiz, 30, of San Francisco, into custody yesterday afternoon, October 18, in front of his apartment house on the 500 block of Hyde Street.

Ortiz is the suspect in the death of his girlfriend, Felicia Smith, 25, whose body was discovered on a burning bed when Fire Department personnel responded to the blaze at Smith’s residence February 24, 2004 on the 900 block of Bay Street.

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office

850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]