In what authorities have characterized as a tragic case of domestic abuse, the boyfriend of a software worker from San Francisco was arrested for murder after she was discovered unresponsive in her residence last month. Despite the officers’ best efforts, Wong was declared deceased at the site of the accident.
Kimberly Wong’s body was found during a welfare check on November 30 at her residence in Presidio Heights. On Thursday morning, 29-year-old Scott Fisher was arrested in Concord, California, which is about 30 miles northeast of the location.
Fisher was taken into custody after being charged with murder, according to a statement from the San Francisco Police Department.
It is believed that Wong resided with Fisher at her apartment on Clay Street.
A product designer at Plaid, a website based in San Francisco that connects users’ bank accounts to various online services, the company paid tribute to her as a “smart, talented, positive, and valued teammate who influenced everyone who worked with her.”
Fisher is now being detained without bond at the San Francisco County Jail after his arrest last Thursday at 10:25 a.m.
The suspected murderer interned for three months in 2014 in Richmond, California, at the US House of Representatives and was a partner and senior analyst at the San Francisco software company Databricks until October.
Fisher attended San Ramon Valley High School and played on the basketball team before earning a degree in economics from UC Berkley. He was a member of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office claimed in its charging papers that Fisher stabbed Wong to death with a knife.
Public defender Meenha Lee was chosen to handle Fisher’s case, and he was arraigned on Monday in front of a courtroom that was filled with friends and relatives of Wong.
If found guilty, Fisher could spend the next 26–life years behind bars.
Neighbors claim that Wong’s boyfriend moved in around two years ago after she and her parents helped her buy the $1.39 million apartment in 2019.
Wong likes to play the piano, play word games, and do crossword puzzles.
San Francisco anti-domestic-violence activist Beverly Upton said that, as far as she could tell, Wong’s murder was the city’s first homicide of the year.
Outside Wong’s apartment, red flowers were scattered.