Autopsy for teen Victorria Moran-Hidalgo found dead in San Francisco homeless neighborhood


A missing teenager, who turned up dead on a San Francisco street months ago, may have been sexually assaulted around the time she died of a drug overdose, the city’s coroner recently revealed.

Victorria Moran-Hidalgo, a 16-year-old who grew up in and out of the care system, was found unresponsive on the 600 block of Minna Street in the early hours of February 18.

Her death in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, which is notorious for homelessness and rampant drug abuse, was initially investigated as a suspected overdose, but under suspicious circumstances.

A recent autopsy report confirmed her death was caused by multiple drugs in her system, including fentanyl, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

However, the teenager’s manner of death has been ruled unexplained.

A witness called police on February 18 to report discovering the teenager “during a possible sexual assault.” When the caller got closer, the man who was with Moran-Hidalgo fled, according to a police report. The witness administered Narcan, an emergency drug used to try to quickly reverse an opioid overdose, but the teenager did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead.

The coroner noted how her body was found partially disrobed and found in public view. Her legs and chest had some minor bruising, but she showed no signs of traumatic injury.

An autopsy found two copper-colored metallic projectile fragments in her calf, suggesting she had previously suffered a gunshot wound. Swabs showed no evidence of sperm.

Moran-Hidalgo was reported missing by a Stanislaus County social worker in September 2021. In January, she was reported missing again from Kern County, where she was fleeing a dorm.

The disturbing discovery of her half-naked body on a street sparked public outcry at the time about San Francisco’s rampant drug problem. The police union has criticized liberal San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for policies that ensure same-day release of an army of drug dealers and trivialize law enforcement to hold dealers and gang leaders accountable. Autopsy for teen Victorria Moran-Hidalgo found dead in San Francisco homeless neighborhood


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