James Rickleffs Accused of Murdering Local Hairdresser Eriq Escalon

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James Rickleffs
San Francisco police have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of gagging and murdering Eriq Escalon after the two met at a bar in the Castro earlier this summer.

Police on Tuesday announced that they had 45-year-old James Rickleffs in custody, and have charged him with the June murder of Escalon. On June 12 about 6 p.m., Escalon, a 28-year-old hairdresser, was found inside his apartment bound, gagged, and dead. His apartment had also been burglarized, police said.

A few weeks later, police handed out flyers in the neighborhood, saying they were looking for a man who was possibly seen carrying a flat-screen television near Escalon's Diamond Heights apartment around the time of his death.

Evidence found during the investigation led police to Rickleffs, who was interviewed Sunday evening by San Francisco Police Homicide investigators. After talking with Rickleffs, who was in possession of Escalon's property, police arrested him and booked him into county jail on a murder charge related to the death of Escalon.

Homicide investigators are still is seeking the public's help on this case. Anyone who recognizes Rickleffs or has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Scott Warnke, or Inspectors Daniel Dedet, Kevin Jones, or Robert Valverde at the Homicide Unit, 553-1145 or after hours at 553-1071. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling the anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or Text-a-Tip to TIP411.

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ashyrootz
ashyrootz

 @rabbipedro This was not some "fruit" asshole... this was my best friend, and if you had half as much dignity and respect as him you would know that he would have never made a hateful statement towards you, you ignorant bastard. You have upset a lot of people I hope you know... And if they knew where you lived, things would not be looking up for you about now.... Watch your mouth, this is a person that was greatly and deeply cared about, show some respect!

rabbipedro
rabbipedro

Another fruit killing. When will these homos learn that its a lot safer to have sex in the bushes than in your own home

roxanne
roxanne

 @rabbipedro you belligerent sad excuse for a human go fuck yourself and have some respect for those of us that actually dont troll the internet to inject ignorance  

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