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12/10/08 08-123

12/10/08 08-123

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE

December 10, 2008
08-123


Subject:

San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect In 1991 Cold Case Homicide

San Francisco Police have arrested the suspect in a 1991 homicide cold case. Taken into custody yesterday on a District Attorney-issued arrest warrant was Otis Hughes. Hughes is the suspect in the murder and sexual assault of Karen Wong that occurred on February 27, 1991 on the 400 block of47th Avenue. She was 39 years old at the time of her death. Otis, now 56, was taken into custody without incident at his residence on the 2600 block of Hilltop Drive, Richmond, at approximately 6:40 P.M. Hughes was identified through DNA analysis of evidence obtained at the scene.

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Public Affairs Office

553-1651


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email:
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Last updated: 9/14/2009 11:34:03 AM