The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to contact family members about mistaken grave markings at a pair of Bay Area military cemeteries.
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.
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.
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.
Police have recovered some of the cremated remains of a man that had been stolen from an Alameda church over the weekend, police said.
A widow arranging a memorial service for her deceased husband is without his ashes after a thief entered an East Bay church and stole a backpack containing the remains.
The removal of a man’s body from beneath a brick patio in the backyard at 4 Rebecca Way in Novato was completed around 11:20 a.m. Friday, Novato police Capt. Jim Berg said.
A buried body discovered at the home of a missing Novato man was found under a newly-constructed brick patio that seemed to have been built to cover the gravesite, according to a Novato Police sergeant.