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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Campaign To Find Man's Murderer, Previously Menaced By Anti-Poster Crank, Now Ends Up In Toilet. But This Is a Positive Development.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Brandon Lee Evans, 20, was shot to death in Golden Gate Park last year
  • Brandon Lee Evans, 20, was shot to death in Golden Gate Park last year
In a grisly one-two punch that decidedly didn't say "Welcome to San Francisco," Christine Evans' son, Brandon Lee Evans, was shot to death last November while attending a cookout in Golden Gate Park. Then, in March of this year, after Christine Evans taped up $300 worth of posters publicizing reward money for apprehending her 20-year-old son's killer, a local lunatic identifying himself as "Eugene Zooey" systematically tore them down, and even wrote nasty e-mails to the murdered man's mother for being so damn inconsiderate about posting items on public right-of-ways.

Now Evans' poster campaign has landed in the toilet. But she's thrilled -- the JCDecaux company, which operates the ubiquitous pay toilets scattered throughout the city, has opted to paste the sides of eight of its pissoirs with four-by-six foot posters advertising the reward and calling for those in the know about Brandon Lee's death to come forward. The posters, which were donated by Christine Evans but posted free of charge, are slated to be up until the end of next month at the following locations:

Market and Powell; Jefferson and Powell; Union Square garage; First and Mission; Mission and 24th; Pine and Quincy (St. Mary's Park); Stanyan and Waller; and South Van Ness at Cesar Chavez. Also, you can view the poster here at the Web site established by Christine Evans in hopes of catching her son's killer:

In May, Evans placed a stone at the site where her son collapsed and died to mark the six-month anniversary of his death. The San Diegan is in town until Friday and says she returns every month in hopes of finding out something new about her son's death.

"Every month I come and walk the streets and do whatever I can," she says.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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