Ernesto Xe Acosta Murder: "Killer Remains at Large"

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Ernesto Xe Acosta
It's been one year since Ernesto Xe Acosta, the 23-year-old Whole Foods employee, was randomly gunned down in the city's Alamo Square neighborhood, and police have no leads in the case.

Acosta's sister recently e-mailed various media outlets, noting that no progress has been made, and no suspect has been identified. "This has been the hardest thing my family has ever gone through," Amri Aguirre wrote to the Examiner. "Knowing his killer is still out there is a very hard pill to swallow."

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Huan Chen Homicide: Cops Offer $100,000 Reward to Help Find Teens Who Killed Elderly Man

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Mr. Huan Chen
San Francisco homicide investigators are asking for your help in solving the homicide of Huan Chen, an 83-year-old man who was viciously beaten to death two nearly four years ago.

On Jan. 24, 2010, Chen had just exited a Muni bus and was walking home at about 6 p.m. when he was jumped by a group of boys on the sidewalk near Oakdale Avenue and Third Street. Chen was headed back to his assisted living home when the group of boys hit him on the head from behind, knocking him to the ground. Chen hit his head on the sidewalk, and the teens left him there, bleeding and disoriented, according to police.

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Gabriel Zavala Murder: Cops Offer $10,000 Reward for Help in Solving Cold Case Homicide

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Gabriel Zavala
San Francisco police inspectors are asking you to help them find the person who killed 29-year-old Gabriel Zavala, a NASA engineer, eight years ago.

To motivate people, Mayor Ed Lee's Office has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction the person or people responsible for killing Zavala on Feb. 26, 2005.

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Kevin Collins: Cops Identify Man of Interest in Cold Case of Missing Boy

Categories: Cold Case

San Francisco police have released a name and photos of a felon who they believe to also be a person of interest in the cold case investigation of 10-year-old Kevin Collins, who went missing in 1984.

Today, Police Chief Greg Suhr called reporters to the hall of justice where he identified Dan Leonard Therrien as the man police are now linking to the missing boy. To make the case more challenging, Therrien, who used various names throughout his life, died in 2008 at age 51. He went by the name Wayne Jackson at the time of Kevin's disappearance.

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Police Need Help Solving Cold Case Murder of Alberto Casillas

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Homicide Inspectors issued an alert this weekend, asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the person or people who killed Alberto Casillas outside a SOMA nightclub.

On Jan. 7, 2007, at 2:17 a.m., Casillas was driving his silver GMC Yukon SUV in the area of 13th and Folsom streets when he was gunned down. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. According to police, the shooters had confronted Casillas earlier in the evening at Club Caliente where they pulled a firearm during that exchange.

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