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Unsolved Crimes

On occasion no matter the efforts of law enforcement, some crimes do go unsolved. From time to time these "cold cases" are solved by citizens such as yourself who may hold a critical piece of information useful in solving a case.

Take a look below at some of our highlighted cold cases and see if you might just be holding that critical piece of information.

If you think you have any information related to any of the cold cases listed below, please contact Lt. Mike Price at:

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
January 4, 1974
Victim:
Charlotte Cook
Location:
Thornton Beach, Daly City

Charlotte was 19 years old when her body was found dumped behind a Ranger Station near Thornton Beach, Daly City. Charlotte was strangled to death. The day before her body was found, she had testified as a witness in a robbery case in Alameda County.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
October 17, 1975
Victim:
Philip & Cheryl Beadles
Location:
Unit Block of Nelson Court

Philip and Cheryl Beadles were a young married
couple who were found dead in the living room
of their home by their young children in the
early morning hours. The couple was murdered
execution style with strong suggestions of a
sexual motivation.

Denise Lampe

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Date:
April 4, 1976
Victim:
Denise Lampe
Location:
Serramonte Shopping Center
Denise was a 19 year old woman who was
found stabbed to death in her vehicle
in the Serramonte Mall parking lot sometime
between 9:20 PM and 9:55 PM. It is possible
that Denise’s murder was the work of a serial
killer who committed other stabbing murders
in Pacifica, South San Francisco, and Millbrae
in early 1976.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
October 10, 1976
Victim:
Thomas Wang
Location:
100 Block of Mirada
Wang was shot multiple times in front
of his home just before 7:00 PM as he
returned from work. Wang’s killer
appeared to have been lying in wait to
ambush him. It is possible that Wang
was killed due to gambling and business
debts.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
January 4, 1977
Victim:
Harry Flamburis &
Dannette Barrett

Location:
200 Block of Abbot
Harry Flamburis was president of the
San Francisco Chapter of the Hell’s
Angels Motorcycle Club. He and his
girlfriend, Barrett, were found shot
to death in their home. The house was
also set on fire by the suspect(s).
Their murders are believed to be
motorcycle gang-related.

Brian Erickson

Help Solve Me!

Date:
August 13, 1979
Victim:
Brian Erickson
Location:
500 Block of King Drive
28 year old Brian Erickson was found
dead in his own vehicle
(white station wagon), the victim of
homicide by blunt force object.
Erickson was a drifter who last lived
for a short period of time in the
City of Berkeley. Erickson’s body
had been in his vehicle for several
weeks before being discovered.
Erickson’s wallet was found in a storm
drain in a South San Francisco
neighborhood about one month before his
death was discovered.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
August 18, 1981
Victim:
Emma Jean O'Rourke
Location:
200 Block of Evergreen
Ms. O’Rourke was found strangled to
death on her bed during an apparent
residential burglary inside her home.
Ms. O’Rourke was 96 years old at the
time of her death.

Brenda Duharte

Help Solve Me!

Date:
July 24, 1982
Victim:
Brenda Duharte
Location:
300 Block of 88th Street
33 year old Brenda Duharte was found
strangled to death in a laundry room
of her apartment complex. She had
just come downstairs to move clothing
from the washer to the dryer. Brenda
was an employee of Wells Fargo Bank
in San Francisco and lived alone with
her young daughter.

Gregory Whitlock

Help Solve Me!

Date:
September 9, 1982
Victim:
Gregory Whitlock
Location:
Lincoln Park Clubhouse
24 year old Gregory Whitlock was shot
to death by a passing carload of Asian
males in the area of Lincoln Park at
about 3:20 AM. Whitlock had previously
quarreled with a group of Asian males
just prior to the shooting.

Donald Cornett

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Date:
October 30, 1982
Victim:
Donald Cornett
Location:
6900 Block of Mission Street

Cornett was found stabbed over 30 times
in his trailer home. The suspect is
described as a white male adult, about
6 feet tall, slim build with dark short
hair that is combed back behind the ears.
It appears that Cornett and his killer
had a brief homosexual encounter over a
one or two day period just prior to the
murder. It is possible Cornett picked up
his killer as a hitchhiker in Southern California.

The suspect took Cornett’s white over red VW Bug convertible and later abandoned the car in Fresno, CA.

WFA Doe

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Date:
January 11, 1987
Victim:
Jane Doe
Location:
Bruno & Vale
The body of an unknown female adult was
discovered in the bushes on Bruno Avenue
near Vale Street. The victim is a Caucasian
female, between 25-30 years of age.
She was 5 foot 3 inches tall, 99 pounds,
with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
She was wearing a gray jacket, lavender
hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes.
It appears the woman was strangled to death.

Michelle Matteucii

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Date:
November 10, 1987
Victim:
Michelle Matteucci
Location:
100 Block of Morton Drive
13 year old Michelle Matteucci was walking
home from school at about 3:30 PM when
she was last seen alive. At about 10:00 PM
that night, her partially clad body was
found in a backyard on the 100 block of
Morton Drive in Daly City. Michelle had
been strangled to death, and there appeared
to be a sexual motive for the killing.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
January 31, 1988
Victim:
Baby Jane Doe
Location:
100 Block of Gambetta
The remains of a newborn female infant
were found in the backyard of a home in
the 100 block of Gambetta Street on
January 31st, 1988. The baby was Caucasian
or possibly Latin, 19 inches in length,
and just over four pounds. The infant
is believed to have been alive and breathing
at birth and was subsequently the victim
of homicide. It is estimated that
Baby Jane Doe was born on or about
January 28th or January 29th.

Perruquet-solved

Date:
April 29, 1989
Victim:
Robert Perruquet
Location:
Tunnel Ave., Brisbane
Perruquet was reported missing by
his parents on 04-30-89. On 05-03-89,
his vehicle was found on Tunnel Avenue,
Brisbane. The interior and trunk were
bloody, the interior and engine were
stripped and appeared to have been
repainted. To this day,
Robert Perruquet’s body has not
been found.

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Date:
Febuary 8, 1995
Victim:
Bryan Chan
Location:
1300 Block of South Mayfair
Bryan was a typical 19 year-old young
man who enjoyed spending time with his
girlfriend and buddies. One night,
after drinking with some friends, Bryan
was found murdered in the residence of
his Westlake District family home.
He had been shot at close range.
There were no signs of forced entry
and nothing was missing from the residence.
He was found the next day by his concerned
girlfriend after he failed to meet her
as scheduled.

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Date:
January 13, 1997
Victim:
Steven Palo
Location:
1700 Block of Saddleback
Like Bryan Chan, Steven was found dead
in his residence from gunshot wounds.
There were no signs of forced entry
and nothing was missing from the residence.
Steven lived in a condominium in the
city’s Bayshore neighborhood.

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Help Solve Me!

Date:
November 4, 1998
Victim:
Midori & Keiryo Mizuno
Location:
300 Block of Park Plaza

On this date, a fire was started by an
arsonist at 15 Poncetta Drive, a large
multi-unit apartment building. Smoke
engulfed the building. Midori and Keiryo Mizuno,
a married couple in unit #230, were
overwhelmed by smoke and died before
escaping the fire.

David Haughton

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Date:
October 31, 2000
Victim:
David Haughton
Location:
400 Block of Northaven Drive
On Halloween night, during trick-or-treat
hours, David Haughton was gunned down
in the 400 block of Northaven Drive.
It appeared David was targeted as a vehicle
pulled up and two males got out of
the car with a third person staying in the
driver’s seat. The two men stopped
Haughton’s car as he drove towards his
girlfriend’s residence and forced him
out of the car. The two males chased
David down and one of them shot him
numerous times at close range. The two
males then fled in David’s Range Rover
which was found abandoned in St. Mary’s Park
in San Francisco the next day.

Quetzalcoatl Alba-solved

Help Solve Me!

Date:
May 21, 2001
Victim:
Quetzalcoatl Alba
Location:
100 Block of Park Plaza
Alba was a freshman at Westmoor High School.
He left class shortly after his arrival
on the morning of May 21st. His body was
found in a storage room off the carports
of 121 Park Plaza Drive in the Westlake
apartments around 3:30 PM by several of
his friends who used the storage room as
a clubhouse. Alba had been stabbed
numerous times.

Francisco Garcia-Pena

Help Solve Me!

Date:
April 16, 2004
Victim:
Francisco Garcia
Location:
Hanover & Templeton
Francisco was driving with his brother
on Hanover Street when a burgundy colored
SUV pulled up alongside. A passenger
from the SUV fired multiple shots from a
handgun into their vehicle, killing Francisco.
The suspects are believed to be Latin
gang members who mistook Francisco and
his brother for rivals.

Eddy Lee

Help Solve Me!

Date:
February 28, 2005
Victim:
Eddie Lee
Location:
Unit Block of Cliffside
Eddie was a transvestite / transgender
who also went by the name Michelle.
Eddie was found stabbed to death on an
easement that runs along the east edge
of Westlake Park. The easement where
Eddie was found was just a few yards
from the back gate to his home on
Cliffside Drive in Daly City. Eddie
was dressed as a woman when his body
was found.

Alex Nuevo

Help Solve Me!

Date:
December 24, 2006
Victim:
Alex Nuevo
Location:
Partridge & Schwerin
Alex was a flight attendant for
United Airlines. His home base was
San Francisco but Alex and his family
lived in San Diego, CA. Alex rented
a room in the Bayshore District of
Daly City for temporary lodging during
his work weeks. Alex was found shot
to death in the early morning hours
in his vehicle in front of his residence.
It appeared he was trying to park his
car to go home when he was confronted
by the gunman. A neighborhood witness
saw a lone male subject running from the
area of the gunshots.