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Headless body in fish tank is identified as missing San Francisco man

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Brian Egg was reported missing in July. His headless, handless torso was found inside a fish tank in his home last month.
(San Francisco Police Department via Associated Press)

Police in San Francisco have confirmed that a headless body found in a fish tank was that of the homeowner, who vanished several months ago.

KPIX-TV said police announced Wednesday that the remains have been identified as those of 65-year-old Brian Egg.

Family and friends hadn’t heard from Egg since June, and he was reported missing in late July. On Aug. 14, neighbors reported seeing a stranger and a private crime-scene cleaning truck at Egg’s home.

Scot Free, one of Egg’s neighbors, told the San Francisco Chronicle that he called police after two strangers answered Egg’s door.

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“It’s horrifying,” Free said. “A dead body was in the house this entire time.”

Police smelled a strong odor of decay when they went to the home. They found Egg’s headless, handless torso in the fish tank.

Two men were arrested in the case. Lance Silva, 39, and Robert McCaffrey, 52, haven’t been criminally charged, but police say they are persons of interest in the case, which remains under investigation.


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