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 7:00PM, Keron Lamotte was shot and killed at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street.
SFPD CASE #050222878
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.