March 10, 2019
2 Arrested in Torture Death of Man
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San Francisco police have arrested two people in connection with the torture death of George Randall-Saldivar, who was the adopted son of two gay dads.
Randall-Saldivar, 23, was allegedly tortured, killed, and his body found stuffed in a suitcase floating in San Francisco bay February 18, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
Two people, Gerald Rowe, 47, and Angel Anderson, 36, both of San Francisco, were arrested last month in connection with Randall-Saldivar's death. Rowe was arrested February 21 at his apartment at 1272 Market Street, where the killing is said to have occurred, and is currently in custody. He pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, conspiracy, false imprisonment, and kidnapping, Wednesday, February 27.
Anderson, aka David Anderson, confessed to participating in the killing while in custody at the Sacramento County Jail, according to a SFPD news release. Police have not released what Anderson was in custody for. Anderson's attorney, George Borges, told the Bay Area Reporter that Anderson identifies as a transgender woman.
Anderson is also facing charges of murder, conspiracy, false imprisonment, and kidnapping. During her confession, she allegedly attempted to clear Rowe of any wrongdoing, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
At Anderson's arraignment on March 4, she plead not guilty to all charges and remains in custody without bail, according to a spokesman from the District Attorney's office. She is being represented by private attorneys, Michael Gaines and George Borges, who did not respond to comment.
Randall-Saldivar's body was found floating near Pier 39 along the Embarcadero. An investigation began after the medical examiner determined his death to be a homicide. Police recovered surveillance video from Rowe's apartment that allegedly captured the murder.