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.


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.


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.


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.



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

church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

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

church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

Cremated Remains Stolen From Alameda Church Partially Recovered

Police have recovered some of the cremated remains of a man that had been stolen from an Alameda church over the weekend, police said.


church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

Urns Containing Man’s Remains Stolen From Alameda Church

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/07/2011

Dale Smith, missing Novato man, backyard body

Body Exhumed From Missing Novato Man’s Home

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

The FBI and Novato police excavated the backyard of 74-year-old Dale Smith on February 23, 2011. Police say Smith has not been seen for several months. (CBS)

Patio Built To Conceal Novato Backyard Body

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011