Editorial: SF agencies should reopen death case
There are a lot of unanswered questions in the March 2, 2020 death of Jaxon Sales, 20, a gay Oakland resident whose body was found in a San Francisco apartment. Jaxon's parents, Angie and Jim Sales, report that they were subjected to discriminatory comments about their late son and they question whether the San Francisco Police Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner completed thorough investigations. The medical examiner's report lists Jaxon Sales' cause of death as acute mixed drug intoxication, including gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The manner of death is listed as an accident. The report also says Jaxon Sales suffered from asthma, and the toxicology report shows he took ephedrine, an asthma medication, although this was not listed among the drugs to which his death was attributed.