Homicides and Cold Cases

A homicide cold case is one in which the case is on hold, primarily due to a lack of witnesses or other promising evidence. There is no statute of limitations when it comes to homicide cases and SFPD is always ready to reopen cold cases if new information becomes available.

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office has offered rewards for helpful tips in many cold homicide cases. The rewards range from $50,000 to $250,000 if the information leads to an arrest and prosecution.

If you have information about these or other homicide cold cases, please contact the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145.  You can also submit information anonymously by calling our tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Current Cold Cases

Aubrey Abrakasa

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Cold Case Aubrey Abrakasa

SFPD CASE #060862038
$250,000 Reward

On August 14, 2006, Aubrey Abrakasa, a 17-year-old city resident, was gunned down at the intersection of Grove and Baker Streets.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Aubrey Abrakasa (PDF)

Allen Bow

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Photo of Allen Bow

SFPD CASE #071178430
$75,000 Reward

On November 17, 2007 at 1:20 AM, Allen Bow was shot and killed on Polk Street and Frank Norris Alley after a struggle with two suspects.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Allen Bow (PDF)

Huan Zhou Chen

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Photo of Huan Zhou Chen

SFPD CASE #100078698
$100,000 Reward

On January 24, 2010, Huan Zhou Chen, 83, was assaulted as he exited a Muni train at Oakdale Avenue and 3rd Street.  He died of his injuries six months later.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Huan Zhou Chen (PDF)

Evelyn Hernandez

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Photo of Evelyn Hernandez and son Alex Hernandez

SFPD Case #0205491597
$100,000 Reward

Evelyn Hernandez, 24 years old, and her son Alex were reported missing May 7, 2002. On July 24 2002, her partial remains were found; her son Alex is missing.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Evelyn Hernandez (PDF)

Keron Lamotte

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Photo of Keron Lamotte

SFPD CASE #160817367
$25,000 Reward

On October 7, 2016 at approximately 7:00PM, Keron Lamotte was shot and killed at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Keron Lamotte (PDF)

Gabriel Zavala

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Photo of Gabriel Zavala

SFPD CASE #050222878
$100,000 Reward

Early in the morning of Saturday, February 26 2005, 29 year-old Gabriel Zavala was killed in the area of 123 Valmar Street in San Francisco. 

Call the SFPDs Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-1145 or our anonymous tip line at 1-415-553-1166.

Crime Bulletin for Gabriel Zavala (PDF)