'It seems they've gotten away with homicide': San Francisco homicide case stays unsolved one 12 months later



SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It was considered one of San Francisco’s grisliest murders.

In August 2018 a headless, hand-less torso was discovered hidden underneath a staircase inside a fish tank within the SoMa district residence of 65-year-old Brian Egg. Two folks have been arrested, however then launched for the homicide of Egg. However one 12 months later nobody is behind bars and Egg’s buddies need solutions.

“It seems they’ve gotten away with homicide as a result of nobody is in jail presently,” mentioned Scott Free, Egg’s neighbor who posted on social media when Egg when lacking final 12 months. “I simply want the police have been being extra energetic with the investigation. Possibly they are saying
they’re but it surely actually does not seem that method to me.”

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After Egg’s physique was found, San Francisco Police arrested two males: Lance Silva and Robert McCaffrey. The transients had apparently been dwelling with Egg previous to his disappearance. Neighbors say that Egg all the time tried to assist out folks down on their luck and had invited different folks in to reside with him prior to now.

Each males are charged with murder, ID theft, elder abuse and monetary crimes, however the San Francisco District legal professional’s Workplace ultimately drops the costs saying additional investigation was wanted.

On Wednesday, one 12 months after the primary arrest, SFPD instructed ABC7 information that their investigation continues to be ongoing. The District Legal professional’s workplace instructed ABC7 Information that they cannot cost anybody till the police investigation is full.

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The Brian Egg case started in late Might 2018. That is the final time that Egg was noticed in his South of Market neighborhood. A full timeline on the case is posted under:

  • Late Might or early June 2018: Brian Egg final seen in his South of Market neighborhood, San Francisco police say.
  • June or July 2018: Egg’s brother, Devon Egg, says he phoned his brother and an answering machine picked up with a request to depart a message. He mentioned his brother by no means used an answering machine and he did not acknowledge the voice on the machine. He known as again and somebody answered who gave his identify as Nate. He mentioned his brother would name him proper again after he completed strolling his canine. Nobody known as again.
  • June 1, 2018: Courtroom data present {that a} 2007 BMW was bought for $5500 by somebody who had recognized themselves as Brian Egg from a dealership in Newark. A purchase order doc for the sale would later be present in possession of Lance Silva after he was arrested in reference to Egg’s disappearance.
  • June 15, 2018: The BMW bought on June 1 was towed from 379 fifth Avenue in San Francisco for parking in a no-stopping zone. It was retrieved later that day by two males, considered one of whom recognized themselves as Paul Foran, the second was recognized by police from surveillance video as Lance Silva.
  • Late July 2018: Police say they obtain the primary calls from neighbors reporting Egg’s disappearance. Officers reply to the house twice. They knocked on the door. Every time, there was no reply and the officers left.
  • August 2, 2018 Egg’s longtime neighbor and buddy Scot Free makes a publish on the social media web site Nextdoor to alert neighbors. Neighbors expressed their concern and mentioned they might additionally report the suspicious exercise on the residence to police. Strangers have been seen coming and going from residence.
  • August four or fifth, 2018: Neighbors say the third test by police apparently prompted the folks dwelling in the home to frantically clear. They noticed cleaning soap suds popping out of the house and bleach was getting used to scrub the entrance of the house. Somebody within the residence and likewise painted a part of the entrance of the house together with a door.
  • August 7, 2018: Police say Egg’s sister filed a lacking particular person’s report. They ship officers out to the home for a 3rd time. However once more, after nobody solutions the door, they go away.
  • August 14, 2018: Neighbors name 911 after the non-public crime scene cleanup firm Aftermath confirmed as much as clear the house. Robert McCaffrey, 52, was arrested on the residence. Neighbors say he had at the least $1,000 money in hand to pay the corporate for the job.
  • August 16, 2018: Police arrest Lance Silva, 39, in a close-by residential resort. Each males are charged with murder, ID theft, elder abuse and monetary crimes. However the San Francisco District legal professional’s Workplace ultimately drops the costs pending additional investigation. McCaffrey is freed. Silva is held in jail in Alameda County by authorities for a parole violation. Courtroom data present he had a previous convictions for grand theft. The parole violation stemmed from id theft and fraud prices. Police consider he was utilizing Egg’s debit card.
  • August 17, 2018: After looking out the house for 4 days, police discover a human torso in a big fish tank that was hidden within the residence. They search DNA samples from relations in an effort to establish the stays.
  • August 23, 2018: Neighbors say {that a} round the clock surveillance of the house by police since August 14 ends.
  • August 28, 2018: San Francisco police maintain press convention revealing particulars of the case for the primary time. They defend not taking additional motion throughout these three checks on the house. They are saying there wasn’t ample suspicion break into the house however neighbors strongly dispute that.
  • August 29, 2018: Lance Silva appeared in court docket in Alameda County to face prices associated to a parole violation.
  • April 24, 2019: Lance Silva launched from jail after ‘sentence served’
  • Might 2019: Egg’s demise formally dominated a murder by San Francisco Medical Examiner
  • Might 2019: Egg’s household sells SoMa residence after not having the ability to discover a tenant to reside in property. Asking value was over $1.5 Million {dollars}
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