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 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.

Here are a few of the cases in which rewards are being offered:

  • On August 14, 2006, Aubrey Abrakasa, a 17-year-old city resident, was gunned down at the intersection of Grove and Baker Streets. There is a $250,000 reward in this case. SFPD CASE #060862038. 
  • On the night of July 13, 2012, Chastity Dollison, 20, her father, Allen Vance, 39, and a family friend were traveling in a white two-door Lexus eastbound on Silver Avenue near Elmira Street when their vehicle ran out of gas. An unknown person or persons fired shots into the vehicle, killing both Chastity and Allen. The family friend was also shot but survived. There is a $50,000 reward in this case. SFPD CASE #120466794.  
  • On January 24, 2010, Huan Chen, 83, was assaulted by six juveniles as he was stepping off a Muni train at Oakdale Avenue and Third Street. Chen died of his injuries six months later. A $100,000 reward is being offered to help solve the case. SFPD CASE #100078698. 

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.