A grass roots site to push for justice for Hugues de la Plaza, a French and American citizen who was murdered June 2 in San Francisco. The San Francisco police did not investigate; the French government intervened. This is place to remember Hugues, post notices about his case, and demand justice and accountability from the SF government. Monday, June 3, Posted by Christophe Schuhmann at AM 4 comments:. Sunday, November 11, New documentary on French national television. In French only. Posted by Christophe Schuhmann at PM 3 comments:. Posted by Friends of Hugues at PM 33 comments:. Sunday, November 22, CBS 48 hours story.
In Pursuit of Justice: The Story of Hugues de la Plaza
At first, the death of Hugues de la Plaza seemed like an open-and-shut case. Inside they found de la Plaza, 36, dead from three stab wounds. A surveillance camera showed only de la Plaza entering the building. Over a year later those both remain very open—and increasingly vexing—questions. Lately the controversy over the case has even entered the diplomatic realm.
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
On June 2, , Mr. About six hours later, he was found dead in the apartment, having bled to death from multiple stab wounds. He was Beyond those basic facts, however, very little about Mr. The San Francisco Police Department is still investigating the case and will not comment on the cause of death, while his parents have repeatedly asserted that he was murdered. The findings have not been made public by the French authorities, nor have they been reviewed by the San Francisco police, but Mr. The San Francisco medical examiner has left both murder and suicide as possible causes of death. The accusations have touched a nerve in the San Francisco Police Department, which has been dealing with a surging homicide rate in recent years. A former girlfriend of Mr.
Photo added by Iris Watts. Venus Azar, ruled the death as Undetermined or "Suspicious" in December, There was even talk that Hugues may have committed suicide; an outrageous consideration per Hugues' friends and family. They officially ruled Hugues' death as a Homicide based on a second set of DNA markers on Hugues' wrist watch which had been broken and left on the floor at the time of his murder. This fact also lent credence to the possibility of a struggle in Hugues' apartment. The San Francisco Police Department admitted to not processing the house for DNA at the time of the murder since they were convinced it was a suicide. An independent analysis of the evidence by former San Francisco medical examiner Dr.