Headless body found inside a San francisco, Calif home is finally identified as missing San Francisco homeowner
The decapitated body identified by the San Francisco ME’s office as Brian Egg, 65, was found in a fish tank in his California home on Aug 17
He was reported missing in July – his family hadn’t spoken to him since June, and after several fruitless welfare checks to Egg’s home police finally made the grizzly discovery a month later
Police searched his home August 14 after neighbors called 911 after noticing scene tape around it and a private crime scene cleaner and a stranger outside
Officers reported a strong decaying odor and cleaning supplies inside, on arrival responding officers arrested the stranger, Robert McCaffrey, 52, on suspicion of homicide
A second suspect Lance Silva, 39, was also arrested on suspicion of homicide and identity theft
The two men arrested were reportedly living at Egg’s home after his death and told police, during their visits, that he was on vacation
Egg, a former bartender in local legendary gay bar ‘The Stud’ was described by neighbors as ‘eccentric’, and would often let homeless people stay in his San Francisco home
Neither man has been charged, although they remain ‘people of interest’
A headless male corpse that was discovered, stuffed inside a fish tank in a San Francisco home in August, has finally been identified as a homeowner who had been missing for months.
The San Francisco medical examiner confirmed Wednesday that the body found in the tank with no head and no hands was 65-year-old Brian Egg. Family and friends grew concerned about Egg after he vanished without trace since June.
By early August, police had visited Egg’s home twice and left after each visit when no one answered the door, police Commander Greg McEachern said.
There were no signs of foul play, ‘We don’t make entry into people’s homes just because there’s a missing person’s report’, McEachern added
Brian Egg’s decapitated body was discovered inside a fish tank at his San Francisco home [photo], on Aug 17
With family unable to contact him, Egg’s sister filed a missing persons report on August 7, and police went to the home again. When no one answered the door, the officers left once again.
However, when a neighbor called in suspicious activity at the home after they spotted Egg’s apartment with crime scene tape around it and a private crime scene cleaner and a stranger outside, it prompted a police visit on August 15.
Responding officers reported a strong decaying odor and cleaning supplies inside and arrested the stranger, Robert McCaffrey, 52, on suspicion of homicide, identity theft and other charges.
Investigators returned the next day with a search warrant and dogs trained in finding bodies, McEachern said.
After two days of searching the house, they found the body stuffed in a fish tank ‘in a concealed part of the home,’ McEachern added.
Police also arrested Lance Silva, 39, who was also booked on suspicion of homicide and identity theft, he said.
Egg, a former bartender in legendary gay bar ‘The Stud’ who neighbors described as ‘eccentric’, would often let homeless people stay in his San Francisco home.
Both men police arrested in connection with Egg’s murder were reportedly living in his home after his death and told police, during their visits, that he was on vacation.
Neither have been charged after the San Francisco district attorney’s office said it required more evidence to charge the men, but both remain ‘people of interest’.
McCaffrey has been released from jail, while Silva was transferred to Alameda County jail, where he is being held on an alleged probation violation.
Police are confident they can arrest McCaffrey if the district attorney files charges, McEachern said.