Kevin Collins Cold Case Investigation


On the morning of January 29, 2013 the San Francisco Police Department served a search warrant at a residence on the 1100 block of Masonic Street. The search warrant is a follow up to the cold case investigation of Kevin Collins who disappeared from a San Francisco street in 1984. The Police Department would like to note that the current resident of the building is not a suspect.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted San Francisco Police Investigators from the Major Crimes Unit.

During today's investigation, cadaver dogs indicated the presence of possible remains under the concrete floor of the garage. The concrete was removed and several bones were located. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene and assumed custody of the bones. A preliminary assessment of the bones indicates that they are from an animal and not human in origin. However, further analysis of the bones is necessary. This is an ongoing investigation and the search warrant remains under seal.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact the SFPD Major Crimes Unit at (415) 553-1145. Information can be given anonymously at (415) 575-4444, or via text message to Text a Tip at TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

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