Brian Egg lived alone in San Francisco, although neighbours said he often had drifters staying with him. He was, they said, “eccentric”.
One neighbour, called Scott Free, grew suspicious when Egg disappeared in June. When he saw a private crime-scene clean-up company arrive outside Egg’s home in August, he called the police.
They discovered a headless corpse inside a fish tank in Egg’s property.
Because the body is very decayed it’s not yet clear if it is 65 year-old Egg.