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Case File 625DMCA

Gerald, circa 1985

Jeffrey D. Gerald
Missing since February 24, 1985 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Gerald was last seen in San Francisco, California on February 24, 1985. He has never been heard from again. Authorities believe that Gerald was a victim of serial killers Charles Ng and Leonard Lake .
Investigators apprehended Lake after he and Ng were caught shoplifting from a San Francisco hardware store in 1985. Ng fled from officers, but Lake was taken into custody. Lake swallowed a cyanide capsule he taped to the collar of his shirt while in custody. He reportedly told authorities that Ng was his partner prior to his death several days later. Investigators searched Lake's property and uncovered the remains of several victims.
Ng was apprehended in Canada later in 1985. He was convicted of eleven murders in California in 1999 after 14 years of legal wrangling and stalling. He claimed Lake was the actual murderer and has never accepted responsibility for the murders.

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San Franscisco Police Department

Agency Case Number: 85-0240369

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Source Information:
California Department of Justice
The Crime Library
The San Jose Mercury News

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