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The SS City of Chester pictured before the wreck. (San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park )

Remains Of Deadly 1888 SF Bay Shipwreck Located Near Golden Gate Bridge

Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.

04/23/2014

Christopher Dorner (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

Burned Remains ID’d As Fugitive Ex-Cop Dorner

Officials say that the burned remains found in a Southern California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.

02/14/2013

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Vigil Marks 24 Years Since Hayward Girl Michaela Garecht Disappeared

A vigil was held Monday front of the supermarket where Michaela Garecht was taken 24 years ago. Meanwhile, police said DNA test results on a bone fragment that possibly linked to the case will be delayed.

11/19/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing ‘Speed Freak Killer’ To Help Locate Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to allow death-row inmate Wesley Shermantine to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims.

07/17/2012

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Bay Area WWII Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

A Bay Area soldier who died during World War II will be buried near his boyhood home after his remains were discovered on a remote island in the South Pacific.

07/09/2012

A truck at the construction site at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Bascom Ave. in San Jose. (CBS)

Old Cemetery Discovered During Construction Of South Bay Medical Facility

Construction crews at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose have turned up more than a dozen pine boxes which could contain the remains of hospital patients who died more than a hundred years ago.

05/16/2012

A child adjusts a flag on a grave at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Military Graves Mismarked At 2 Bay Area Cemeteries

The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to contact family members about mistaken grave markings at a pair of Bay Area military cemeteries.

03/08/2012

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

More Than 1,000 Bones Found In ‘Speed Freak Killings’ Evidence Dig

Crews were again using a large backhoe to search a rural well where a convicted killer said he and a friend dumped several bodies during a murder spree known as the Speed Freak Killings.

02/15/2012

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Remains Found Of Walnut Creek Woman Kidnapped In ’77

A Napa County sheriff’s deputy who was interested in an unsolved murder case found a bone fragment earlier this year that was later confirmed to be part of the remains of a Walnut Creek woman who disappeared in 1977, police said Monday.

CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

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Last Of Ashes Stolen From Alameda Church Recovered

Police have located what appears to be the last of the ashes of an Alameda man whose remains were inside urns stolen from a church just before his funeral.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

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