77-year-old woman dies after Mother's Day assault

San Francisco police seek suspect in fatal Chinatown attack on Lin Leung.

In San Francisco, a 77-year-old woman died Friday after suffering severe injuries from a random attack in broad daylight on Mother's Day. Police are still asking for the public's help searching for the suspect.

Woman, 77, dies after Mother's Day attack in S.F.

According to investigators, the attack happened between noon and 2:30 PM on May 10 after the victim, Lin Leung, got off a MUNI bus in Chinatown, possibly on Stockton Street.

Leung was apparently struck by a female assailant at least twice in the head. Investigators say that a Good Samaritan came to her aid, helping her move away from the side of the bus and sit on the curb until she was able to walk home. Three days after the assault, the woman's family found her unconscious at home.

Here's more information from the SFPD release:

Investigators from the SFPD Major Crimes Unit are asking for the public to assist them in the investigation of an assault that occurred on May 10, 2015. The victim, a 77 year old Asian female, was exiting a MUNI bus when she was assaulted by the suspect, who reportedly struck the victim at least twice on the head. The suspect was described as a black female.

Investigators believe that at least one Good Samaritan came upon the scene and assisted the victim by moving her away from the side of the MUNI bus and into a seated position on the sidewalk. The Good Samaritan is believed to be a white male. Investigators would like to speak with him or anyone who may have witnessed this crime.

The incident is believed to have occurred between 12:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. on May 10th in the area Chinatown area, possibly on Stockton Street. The victim is a frequent rider of the following MUNI lines: 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 30 Stockton and the 45 Union / Stockton, often traveling between the Japan town and the China town neighborhoods. She is currently hospitalized with life threatening injuries.

With permission from the family, photos of the victim accompany this press release. Anyone who recalls seeing the victim or has information on this case is asked to email Sergeant Trevor Kelly at Trevor.Kelly@sfgov.org, the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 and include "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.

Investigators are interested in talking to anyone who may have seen the victim that day, especially the Good Samaritan who helped her. Anyone with information about the assault is urged to contact Sergeant Trevor Kelly at Trevor.Kelly@sfgov.org, call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 and include "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.

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