Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Pit of Juvenile Depravity

Yesterday's Crimes: The Pit of Juvenile Depravity

Something wasn't right in the Anderson house just outside of Yuba City in Northern California on Sept. 13, 1946. "We found fragments of flesh and bone and blood scattered about the bedroom and part of a charge fired from a…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday’s Crimes: The San Francisco Torso Murder

Yesterday’s Crimes: The San Francisco Torso Murder

The four boys were horsing around on Market Street past a row of grand movie palaces on Sunday, Sept. 8, 1946. They ran past the Esquire, the Warfield and the Regal. When they got to the Paramount, they smelled something…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Human Sacrifice and Sexual Sadism at Stanford

Yesterday's Crimes: Human Sacrifice and Sexual Sadism at Stanford

Arlis Perry was just 19 years old when her body was found under a pew, spread-eagled and naked from the waist down, in Stanford University’s Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 13, 1974. Described by UPI as “the pretty blonde wife…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Hippie Cannibal Satanist

Yesterday's Crimes: The Hippie Cannibal Satanist

Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series exploring the brutal murder of Robert Salem in San Francisco in 1970. Click here to read part one. SFPD homicide inspectors weren't quite sure if the April 1970…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Zodiac Killer Answers His Copycats

Yesterday's Crimes: The Zodiac Killer Answers His Copycats

There were trails of blood throughout what the San Francisco Chronicle called “an expensively-decorated hippie-style pad,” according to the paper's cover story on Monday, April 20, 1970. The apartment at 745 Stevenson Street in San Francisco belonged to Robert…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

The 55-gallon metal drums looked out of place. They were left in Golden Gate Park near a narrow jogging path about a mile from the ocean. Answering reports from concerned residents, mounted patrolman Bruno Pezzulich was the first to…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Strange Death of the Crooked PI Who Took on Jim Jones

Yesterday's Crimes: The Strange Death of the Crooked PI Who Took on Jim Jones

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series exploring post-Jonestown life for former Peoples Temple members in the Bay Area. You can read parts one, two, and three here.  Joseph Mazor was like a character out…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Woman Acquitted of Murder in Hotel Stabbing Case

Woman Acquitted of Murder in Hotel Stabbing Case

Lisa Heng, the 31-year-old San Francisco woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death in a Tenderloin hotel last July, was acquitted of first degree murder and lesser charges by a jury today. Heng, a single mother, was arrested July…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Morrison Lampley, 23, Sean Angold, 24, and Lila Alligood,…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Jonestown Was Just the Beginning for One Peoples Temple Family

Yesterday's Crimes: Jonestown Was Just the Beginning for One Peoples Temple Family

Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series exploring post-Jonestown life for one former Peoples Temple family in the Bay Area. Click here to read part one. "Yesterday's Crimes" will take a break for Thanksgiving but…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

Yesterday's Crimes: Peoples Temple Hit Squads and Jonestown's Last Victims

It’s November 18, 1978. The tape is running. Reverend Jim Jones is rambling into a microphone, dictating a suicide note on behalf of nearly a thousand people. Death is all around him, in the air and on the ground;…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Central Valley's Legendary Machete Murderer

Yesterday's Crimes: The Central Valley's Legendary Machete Murderer

Goro Kagehiro knew that something wasn't right on May 19, 1971, when he found a freshly dug hole on his 20-acre walnut farm in Yuba City, a Central Valley farm town north of Sacramento. At first, Kagehiro thought someone…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Marin County Hiker and Tourist in Golden Gate Park

Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Marin County Hiker and Tourist in Golden Gate Park

On Monday,…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Serial Killer Who Stalked Gay Men in the Castro

Yesterday's Crimes: The Serial Killer Who Stalked Gay Men in the Castro

On January 27, 1974, the body of Gerald Earl Cavanaugh, 49, was found on Ocean Beach, with the tide threatening to drag his corpse out to sea. Cavanaugh had been stabbed several times. The coroner’s report described him as…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Feds Say They Have Evidence Linking Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow to Murder

Feds Say They Have Evidence Linking Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow to Murder

Federal prosecutors in the racketeering case against Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow say they have evidence linking the Chinatown gangster to two murders, including the still unsolved killing of Allen Leung, who preceded Chow as “dragon head” of the Ghee Tung…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: San Francisco's Press Hounds a Lady-killer to His Grave

Yesterday's Crimes: San Francisco's Press Hounds a Lady-killer to His Grave

Author's Note: This is a follow-up to last week's "Yesterday's Crimes" column, which detailed the violent history of the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Capp Street and ended like a posthumous season of Deadwood. And now, on with the even…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Santa Clara Jail Guards Charged with Murder for Beating Inmate to Death

Santa Clara Jail Guards Charged with Murder for Beating Inmate to Death

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: A Cursed Church and the Chronicle's Bloody Beginnings

Yesterday's Crimes: A Cursed Church and the Chronicle's Bloody Beginnings

The Emmanuel Baptist Church of Capp Street was cursed from the start. In 1878, the church moved from a rented hall on 22nd and Folsom to more permanent digs at 22nd and Capp. A short time later, the church's…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Jazz Baby Mother Slayer

Yesterday's Crimes: The Jazz Baby Mother Slayer

Dorothy Ellingson was off to an early start. By age 12, she was already knocking back gin and running with jazz musicians at the New Shanghai Café in Prohibition-era Chinatown. After four years of this, her mother, Anna Ellingson,…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Stephen Reid Was Brutally Assaulted and Shot Before Being Gagged and Bound, Cops Say

Stephen Reid Was Brutally Assaulted and Shot Before Being Gagged and Bound, Cops Say

Update:3:35 p.m.: All the defendants pleaded not guilty, except for Tyler Miller, who is expected to be arraigned on Friday, according to the DA. Original story 2:29 p.m.: The five suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome attack on 26-year-old…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , ,