Cops ID Headless Body Found in Fish Tank

San Francisco police also arrested 2 men
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
Updated Sep 29, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
Cops ID Headless Body Found in Fish Tank
This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Brian Egg.   (San Francisco Police Department via AP)

Missing man, headless man—they're the same person, officials say. San Francisco police said Wednesday that a headless, handless torso found in a fish tank in a missing man's house belonged to 65-year-old homeowner Brian Egg, People reports. Police have also arrested two men and say one of them used Egg's credit card to buy a BMW. Seems Egg's neighbors played a huge role, first notifying police he was missing, then on August 14 calling 911 about a crime-cleanup truck parked outside and two suspicious men entering the bartender's residence. Police arrived and arrested Robert McCaffrey, 52, at the house, and then Lance Silva, 39, at a hotel a few hours later.

McCaffrey was released, but Silva is being held after a car dealer said he resembled the BMW buyer—who used Egg's credit card and ID. "It was just a regular transaction to me," says the owner of Silmi Auto Sales, who describes the buyer as being in a great mood, per CBS News. "He told me about a home he just purchased in SF and how he was coming back up and wanted to buy a car, so I was like, 'Sure.'" Cops say Silva admits to driving a BMW but denies the illegal purchase, although he had Egg's credit card. Seems Silva also used Egg's credit card to hire the crime-scene cleanup crew. Police returned on August 15 and, using a cadaver dog, found Egg's decaying remains in a fish tank in a concealed portion of the house. (Read more murder stories.)

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