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
Huan Zhou Chen
SFPD CASE #100078698
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.
SFPD Case #0205491597
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.
SFPD CASE #160817367
On October 7, 2016, at approximately 7:00 PM, Keron Lamotte was shot and killed at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street.
SFPD CASE #050222878
Early on the morning of Saturday, February 26, 2005, 29-year-old Gabriel Zavala was killed in the area of 123 Valmar Street in San Francisco.
Lindsay McCullum and Eddie Tate (AKA: Tennessee)
SFPD CASE #161027331
On December 16, 2016, Lindsay McCullum, a 27-year-old and Eddie Tate (AKA: Tennessee) a 51 year old, were shot at the intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.
SFPD CASE #180708906
On September 18, 2018, Ryan Sacdalan, was shot in the back at the corner of 46th Avenue and Moraga Street, while fleeing an altercation.
Thulani Malinga Herron
SFPD CASE #170126766
On November 15th, 2017 Thulani Malinga Herron was found deceased in his residence as a result of injuries he sustained in a shooting that occurred in the area of Jerrold Avenue and Donahue Street on February 13th, 2017.
SFPD CASE #011375981
On November 15th, 2001 Kelvin Hamilton was found deceased at Crocker-Amazon Park as a result of injuries he sustained in a stabbing that occurred in the early morning hours.
Delmond "Blackbird" Carter
SFPD CASE #100449970
On May 15th, 2010, Delmond Carter was fixing a car a parking lot located at LaSalle and Ingals Streets in San Francisco, when an unknown suspect(s) shot and killed him.
Nicole Fitts and Arianna
SFPD CASE #160289073
On April 8th, 2016 the remains of Nicole Fitts were discovered by members of the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department. Nicole was reported as a missing person by her family members on April 5th, 2016. Nicole's 2-1/2-year-old daughter, Arianna was also reported missing.
Person(s) with information about this case wishing to remain anonymous may call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text-A-Tip to 847411 (TIP411) and begin your text message with SFPD. Attached below is the crime bulletin as well as an age progression flyer for Arianna.
Mark Anthony Coats
SFPD CASE #190-922-679
On December 7th, 2019 Mark Anthony Coats was at his residence, located on the 1100 block of Oakdale Ave. A male suspect entered the residence and shot Mr. Coats. The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle, which was driven by a second unknown suspect. The vehicle was described as a tan or light-colored 2017 Ford Edge.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide, please contact Homicide Detail Sergeant Parker at 1-415-553-9481.