OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - The discovery of a dismembered body found this week in San Francisco has sent shock waves throughout The City. But it's not the first case of its kind.
Here's a look back at some of the Bay Area's most gruesome cases:
Daughter Stephanie Ching and son-in-law Douglas Lomas are suspected of killing Benedict Ching, whose dismembered body was found inside a home at 161 Delaware Street in the city’s Outer Mission neighborhood on May 20, 2019.
According to a phone interview Friday with TJ Lomas II, 49, of Antioch, IL, he and his brother, Douglas Lomas, have been estranged "for years." "We had a falling out a long time ago," he said. He said he was contacted by authorities about his brother's arrest, who was either "on his way, or coming back" from China. He said his brother was being held in the United States but not San Francisco, but he wouldn't say where. He was about to have a phone call with an agency about the couple's two young sons.
Reached by phone on Friday, Benedict Ching's 70-year-old sister, Lay Yap Ching of Daly City. said, "I don't want to say anything."
Gerald Rowe, a 47-year-old San Francisco man, was charged with murder in the kidnapping and torture of George Randall Saldivar, 23, whose body was stuffed into a suitcase before being dumped in the San Francisco Bay, where it was found Feb. 18, 2019 near Pier 39 along the Embarcadero.
Prosecutors say Lisa Gonzales, 47, killed Margaret Mamer, 61, sometime between May 13 and June 2, 2018 at the apartment they shared in the 200 block of 14th Street in San Francisco.
The headless corpse of Brian Egg was found in a fish tank in the SoMa home at 228 Santa Clara Ave. on Aug. 17, 2018.
David Stubblefield was arrested in April 2017 after the dismembered body of his friend, Benjamin Roybal, 72, was found in the backyard at 3781 Pacific Heights Boulevard in San Bruno.
Authorities believe Stubblefield then dismembered the body and tried to dispose of it by using chemicals. Police found body parts sitting in buckets. Police said the dispute may have been over space heater.
Paul Titchener killed his wife, Shelly, of Brisbane -- her dismembered body washed ashore by the Dumbarton Bridge in February 2016, in which her dismembered body washed ashore in the East Bay in February 2016. He then killed himself.
The human torso of a young man was found floating by the Bay Bridge on May 25, 2016.
A human torso belonging to Omar Shahwan was found inside a suitcase at 11th and Mission streets in San Francisco on January 28, 2015. The chief suspect in the case, Mark Andrus, died the next month.
Alexandre Laurent Hochstraser, 46, of Santa Clara man faces a murder charge after police discovered the dismembered body of a his girlfriend, Dolores "Dee" Gonzales, in his car in the 2800 block of Malabar Avenue on June 5, 2005.
A group of friends taking in a scenic ocean view during a Sunday drive discovered a dismembered body near Devil's Slide, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said on March 24, 2003.
A teenager walking along the coastal fringes of El Cerrito saw it dangling from the tule reeds, strands of blond hair still connected. Two days later, a bridge tender noticed a canvas sack floating in the estuary between Oakland and Alameda. He pulled it ashore and opened it, although he probably wished he hadn’t. Inside were leg bones and arm bones, the flesh partially stripped away. A skull was sawed into two sections, the Chronicle reported. It turned out that it belonged to Bessie Ferguson, a 34-year-old Oakland nurse who had gone missing the week before, on Aug. 19, 1925.