SAN FRANCISCO – Cadaver dogs detected the smell of a decaying body Aug. 13 in the home of Brian Egg, 65, according to ABC News.
Egg hadn’t been seen since late May or early June, and concerned family members reported him missing in July.
Police conducted several welfare checks at Egg’s home but never received a response.
On Aug. 14, a concerned neighbor called 911 to report a suspicious person and a crime scene cleaning truck were outside Egg's home, according to a San Francisco Police Department Facebook post.
A man was arrested at the home by SFPD officers who said they detected the smell of cleaning products which led to a four day search of the residence.
On the second day of the search a human torso was discovered in a fish tank in an obscure area of Egg’s home, according to ABC 13.
The San Francisco medical examiner is performing a DNA test to confirm the identity of the torso and determine the cause of death, police Cmdr. Greg McEachern said.
Two acquaintances of Egg’s, Robert McCaffrey, 52 and Lance Silva, 39, were arrested in connection with the disappearance, but charges against them have since been dropped.
McEachern told ABC 13 the case remains open and active as a missing persons case.