SAN FRANCISCO — Cops made a grisly discovery when they found a headless torso stuffed into a fish tank in the home of a man whose relatives had reported him missing.
Brian Egg, 65, was reported missing by friends and neighbors in late July and again in early August, but officers left without going into his home after finding no immediate sign of anything suspicious.
But on August 14, frantic neighbors called cops once again to report a suspicious man outside Egg’s home with a crime scene cleaning truck parked outside, the San Francisco police department said.
Officers arriving at the scene, detained the man and then called in homicide detectives after detecting a suspicious smell inside Egg’s house and spotting an excessive amount of powerful cleaning products in the home.
The next day, investigators found a headless torso inside a fish tank. The medical examiner’s office is working to determine the identity of the body and the cause of death.
Following an investigations, cops arrested two men, identified as Lance Silva, 39, and Robert McCaffrey, 52, both of San Francisco. They were charged with homicide, fraud, theft, identity theft and elder abus
Police say Silva had used Egg’s debit card to purchase a used BMW and hire the hazmat crew to clean his home.