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December 14, 2018

Headless torso found in fish tank identified as missing California homeowner

September 28, 2018
Brian Egg was reported missing in early August. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Wednesday that the headless torso found in a fish tank in August belonged to the bartender who lived in the home.

Brian Egg, a 65-year-old bartender, was reported missing in early August by his sister after officers performed multiple “wellness checks” amid concerned calls from neighbors.




“We don’t just go breaking down doors because someone reports someone missing,” San Francisco Police Commander Greg McEachern said at a press conference in August.

A week later, Robert McCaffrey, 52, was arrested at the home and Lance Silva, 39, was nabbed at a local hotel after neighbors reported “suspicious persons” and a crime scene-cleaning truck outside the house.

On Aug. 15, SFPD returned to the house with a search warrant and found remains in an “advanced state of decomposition” in the fish tank.

According to court documents acquired by CBS San Francisco, Silva used Egg’s credit card to buy a 2007 BMW 750 on June 1. The owner of the car dealership told the TV station that Silve had identified himself as Egg when he made the purchase.

Silva also allegedly hired the cleanup company as well.

McCaffrey and Silva were both released from jail, but Silva’s probation was revoked for a possible probation violation.




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