When a man is found stabbed to death inside his San Francisco apartment, the evidence located at the scene of the crime seems to contradict itself. A controversial, international investigation unfolds in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Who Killed Hugues de la Plaza? (Mary Spicuzza / SF Weekly)

Gruesome San Francisco Death Becomes International Mystery (Jesse McKinley / NY Times)

In Pursuit of Justice: the Story of Hugues de la Plaza (Elizabeth Nolan / Hoodline.com)

48 Hours Mystery: A Case for Murder (ABC News)

Murder or Suicide? (Matt Smith / SF Weekly)

Review of death scene/autopsy findings of Mr. Hugues De La Plaza (Dr Michael Ferenc)

The Weapons Men and Women Use Most Often to Kill (Dan Keating / Washington Post)

Major Differences Between Women and Men Who Commit Deadly Violence (University of Gothenburg / Science Daily)

BROWN v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE (United States District Court, N.D. California / leagle.com)

If you know anything about the death of Hugues de la Plaza, please contact the San Francisco Police Department. You can call in a tip at 415-575-4444, text at tip to 847411 or click here to access the tip form on their website.

You may remain anonymous if you wish.


  1. My apartment has paper thin walls. I’m not sure I hear water running in the kitchen sink next door but I hear the toilet flushing easily on all levels around me.


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