San Francisco couple identified in what police source calls murder-suicide

A husband and wife killed in an apparent murder-suicide in San Francisco's Portola neighborhood over the weekend were identified on Monday.

Oscar Picazo and Forinda "Flo" Picazo were found dead Sunday night at a home in the area of Dwight Street and San Bruno Avenue, according to a police source.

Police were called to the home around 8:44 p.m. after officers received a report of a shooting. The two adults sustained gunshot injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The police source said the case appears to be a murder-suicide.

Authorities have not provided information on the relationship between the deceased man and woman or which one of them was the shooter.

Police say they're still piecing together what happened as neighbors are shocked and family members are in mourning. 

Family and friends posted photos and tributes on social media of the couple, who were in their late 40s. 

"I heard different sirens coming in over a 15 -20 minute period.  One was a police car. The other was an emergency vehicle. Sirens are a little different. After the 3rd time you know something's going on," said Dan Murphy, a neighbor. 

The couple's oldest daughter, Jazmin, said she wants her parents to be remembered as incredible human beings. 

She said her father worked for Recology, a waste management and removal company, for 29 years. He was featured in a company newsletter in 2022, which is posted online

Her mom, Florinda, has worked as a 911 dispatcher for the city since 2008. 

The Department of Emergency Management issued a statement, which says in part: "Everyone at DEM is in shock today following the tragic loss of a longstanding and valued colleague."

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Candles were placed on the steps of the couple's home. 

Neighbors say they're saddened and shocked. They describe the couple as nice and helpful. One man said Oscar helped him jumpstart his car. 

On social media, Florinda posted photos showing her and Oscar as avid Bay Area sports fans. 

The couple leaves behind four adult children; two daughters and two sons. They also have one grandchild. 

Oscar was a member of Teamsters Local 350. The union posted a tribute to him on Facebook. They said he was part of Recology's Cart Department. 

"Brother Picazo was beloved by many of his co-workers, friends, and family, not just at Recology Sunset but throughout Teamsters Local 350. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragedy," the post read. 

The union said they would share details of a fundraiser for the victims when that information becomes available. 

SFPD says homicide investigators responded to the scene and they're leading the investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


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