Body found in fish tank in missing man’s San Francisco home

Brian Egg had not been seen or heard of since June Pic San Francisco Police

Brian Egg had not been seen or heard of since June Pic San Francisco Police

Authorities in San Francisco made a gruesome discovery while searching the home of a man who has been missing since the start of summer.

The headless body of a missing San Francisco man is believed to have been found inside a fish tank in his home, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Scott Free, a neighbor of the 65-year-old Egg, told reporters at the San Fransico Chronicle that he felt something was amiss after he stopped seeing Egg walking his dog or watering the plants around his home.

The voice on the answering machine said Brian Egg was out of town.

One of Egg's relatives called the police on August 7 to report Egg missing, prompting the investigation into his whereabouts.

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Approximately two weeks ago, the Chronicle and KNTV reported that neighbors called 911 after seeing a suspicious person with a private crime scene cleanup truck outside Egg's home. Responding officers found the cleaning products being used suspicious, as well as odors at the property.

Devon Egg said that when the body was ultimately discovered, it was behind some boxes that were themselves behind a door, perhaps hidden from authorities when they initially visited his brother's house.

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The police department's missing persons and homicide units then took over the case, and a search warrant was issued for Egg's home. The fish tank the corpse was placed in was located "in a concealed area of the residence", McEachern said.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy which will provide the official cause of death and identification of the body.

McEachern said police have identified two people of interest.

McCaffrey was released because police did not have enough information to move forward with charges, while Silva is still in custody on an alleged probation violation, according to the station. An acquaintance of Egg's confronted one of the men but was told Egg was "on a trip to Europe", according to the paper.

Responding officers reported a strong decaying odour and cleaning supplies inside and arrested the stranger, Robert McCaffrey, 52, on suspicion of homicide, identity theft and other charges. Police are confident they can arrest McCaffrey if the district attorney files charges, McEachern said.

ABC News was unable to immediately reach attorneys for McCaffrey or Silva.

In the meantime, police are asking for any businesses or individuals who were contacted by someone purporting to be Mr Egg to come forward.

The remains were turned over to the city's medical examiner's office, which is working to determine the person's identity and how they died.

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