Mother of teenage girl found dead in San Francisco alley says she was a street victim

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A teenager found dead in a San Francisco alley from a suspected drug overdose was identified on Tuesday.

ABC7 News spoke to her mother and aunt on the phone. They are devastated and weren’t ready to speak on camera, but said Victorria Moran-Hildago was a street victim. The last time his mother spoke to him was two weeks ago.

In a city where two months ago the Mayor of London Breed pledged to make the streets safer, the latest casualty on those streets is 16-year-old Victorria Moran-Hildago. She was found dead at 6:33 a.m. Friday.

“It’s heartbreaking. He’s someone’s child,” said Edwin Moore of the Soma West Community Benefit District.

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A small memorial on Minna Street marks the area where San Francisco paramedics responded to a possible overdose, police say.

Edwin Moore works for the Soma West Community Benefit District. His job is to clean up the streets, but he’s always ready to save lives.

“I carry at least two boxes in my truck. This one is brand new. All of our guys have two per box. We also carry one in our pockets and I carry them in my truck,” Moore said and added “We do whatever we want. We have to take care of our community.”

On average, nearly two people die of drug overdoses every day in San Francisco.

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According to the latest data from the San Francisco Medical Examiner, in 2021 there were 650 drug overdose deaths.

The overwhelming majority is caused by the synthetic opioid, fentanyl.

Supervisor Matt Haney calls it an epidemic.

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“Our city is bringing in more resources for treatment. More resources for outreach. We’ve opened the liaison center. We’ve hired hundreds more people to be on our streets to help people do more” , said supervisor Haney.

After Victorria’s death, District Attorney Chesa Boudin tweeted that he was committed to action and working to hold the dealers accountable.

Supervisor Haney asks for more collaboration in the city and across the state.

“We don’t have enough treatment beds. We’re still struggling to get people to help because of COVID. We still have roadblocks in our criminal justice system to hold people accountable,” said the supervisor Haney.

People who knew Victorria left a note saying they loved her and missed her.

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Parents like Edwin hope the street won’t reach their children

“To show my kids that it doesn’t matter how old or young you are. The streets can take your life,” Moore said.

Victorria’s mother told us she had no indication that her daughter was using drugs and said she had run away several times.

San Francisco police are still reporting this as a possible overdose, but the medical examiner has yet to confirm the cause of death.

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