The human torso was discovered in the home of an aquarium in San Francisco
The police says the search for missing 65-year-old Brian Egg has become a murder investigation.
The headless, handless torso found last month in a California home’s fish tank was confirmed this week that a missing San Francisco bartender.
The city medical examiner’s office confirmed on Wednesday the trunk was found Aug. 17 was that of the 65-year-old Brian Egg. Forensic pathologists are still trying to determine the cause and manner of death, the San Francisco Chronicle.
At a press conference last month, police said they believed that they had found in the remains of the Egg, but because the body was so badly decomposed, it could not be fixed immediately.
Two suspects, identified as Lance Silva, 39, and Robert MacCaffrey, 52, were arrested shortly after Egg remains were found in his house. They were not immediately charged, pending the medical examiner of the report of the newspaper.
The bizarre case began when neighbors repeatedly called the police to say that they had not seen or heard of Egg since June. They also reported that they had seen suspicious people coming and going from the residence.
On 14 August, a hazardous materials cleanup crew came in the house, neighbors call the police. Days later, officers returned with a search warrant and cadaver dogs, and did the gruesome discovery.
No murder charges have been filed in the case.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.
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