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
$100,000 Reward

On October 7, 2016, at approximately 7:00 PM, 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
$150,000 Reward

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. 

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

Crime Bulletin for Gabriel Zavala (PDF)

Lindsay McCollum and Eddie Tate (AKA: Tennessee)

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RewardFlyer 161027331 Lindsay McCullum Eddie Tate

SFPD CASE #161027331
$75,000 Reward

On December 16, 2016, Lindsay McCollum, 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.

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

Crime Bulletin for Lindsay McCollum and Eddie Tate (AKA: Tennessee) (PDF)

Ryan Sacdalan

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Photo of Ryan Sacdalan

SFPD CASE #180708906
$25,000 Reward

On September 18, 2018, Ryan Sacdalan, was shot in the back at the corner of 46th Avenue and Moraga Street, while fleeing an altercation.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-9481 or our anonymous 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444.

Crime Bulletin for Ryan Sacdalan (PDF)

Thulani Malinga Herron

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Photo og Thulani Herron

SFPD CASE #170126766
$25,000 Reward

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.

Call the SFPD's Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-9481 or our anonymous 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text-A-Tip TIP411 and begin your text message with SFPD.

Crime Bulletin for Thulani Malinga Herron (PDF)

Kelvin Hamilton

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Victim photo of Kelvin Hamilton

SFPD CASE #011375981
$50,000 Reward

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.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide, please contact Homicide Cold Case Investigator Daniel Cunningham at 1-415-553-9515 or email: [email protected].

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.

Crime Bulletin for Kelvin Hamilton (PDF)

Delmond "Blackbird" Carter

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Victim Photo of Delmond Carter

SFPD CASE #100449970
$50,000 Reward

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.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide, please contact Homicide Cold Case Investigator Daniel Cunningham at 1-415-553-9515 or email: [email protected].

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.

Crime Bulletin for Delmond "Blackbird" Carter (PDF)

Nicole Fitts and Arianna

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Photos for Cold Case Flyer

SFPD CASE #160289073
$250,000 Reward

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. 

Crime Bulletin for Nicole Fitts and Arianna (PDF)

Age Progression Flyer for Arianna (PDF)

Mark Anthony Coats

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SFPD CASE #190-922-679
$25,000 Reward

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.

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.

Crime Bulletin for Mark Anthony Coats (PDF)

Mitchell Warren

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Photo of Mitchell Warren

SFPD Case # 160-793-466

$75,000 Reward

 

On September 30, 2016, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a shooting occurred near the southeast corner of Polk and Ellis Streets in San Francisco. The shooting resulted in the homicide of Mitchell Warren. The suspect was captured on surveillance video and is pictured in the two photos above. The Family of Mitchell Warren is seeking closure to this tragedy. The San Francisco Police Department is offering a reward to individuals who provide information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the killer.

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Sergeant Jon Kasper #68 of the San Francisco Police Department at 1-415-553-1256.

To view a video of the suspect, please visit https://vimeo.com/280642862

Person(s) with information about this case wishing to remain anonymous may call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or by sending a text message to Text-A-Tip (TIP411). Begin the text message with SFPD.

Crime bulletin for Mitchell Warren (PDF)

Kieran Carlson

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Photo of Kieran Carlson

SFPD Case # 220-217-730

$50,000 Reward

On Sunday, April 3rd, in the afternoon hours, a shooting at Alice Chalmers Park occurred resulting in the murder of Kieran Carlson and Brandon Alexander Cheese, and the wounding of two other male victims.

The San Francisco Police Department has authorized a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Sergeant Nico Discenza #485 of the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-9069 during business hours, by calling the SFPD 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or by sending a text message to Text-A-Tip at TIP411 and beginning the text message with SFPD.

Crime Bulletin for Kieran Carlson (PDF)

Brandon Alexander Cheese

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Photo of Brandon Cheese

SFPD Case # 220-217-730

$50,000 Reward

 

On Sunday, April 3rd, in the afternoon hours, a shooting at Alice Chalmers Park occurred resulting in the murder of Kieran Carlson and Brandon Alexander Cheese, and the wounding of two other male victims.

The San Francisco Police Department has authorized a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Sergeant Nico Discenza #485 of the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-9069 during business hours, by calling the SFPD 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or by sending a text message to Text-A-Tip at TIP411 and beginning the text message with SFPD.

Crime Bulletin for Brandon Alexander Cheese (PDF)

Luis Temajtomas

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SFPD Case # 210-655-441

$25,000 Reward

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 5:00 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Mission Station responded to the area of 25th Street and South Van Ness Avenue for a report of an aggravated assault with fire. Officers arrived on scene and observed paramedics treating the male victim, who was later identified as 43-year-old Luis Temajtomas. Officers spoke with the victim who told them that he was asleep in his sleeping bag and when he woke up his sleeping bag was on fire. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Temajtomas succumbed to his injuries. The San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner deemed the incident a homicide. The investigation is being led by the SFPD Homicide Detail.  

The San Francisco Police Department is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Luis Temajtomas.   

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact SFPD Homicide Detail Investigator Sgt. Tom McWilliams #1227 at 415-553-9208, or after hours at the Department Operations Center at 415-553-1071, or the SFPD 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575- 4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.