After celebrating a promotion at Underground SF with friends, Hugues took the usual walk home from the Lower Haight to his apartment at 462 Linden. He made dinner, surfed the Internet, and rose to open the door, sparking a mystery that remains unsolved an unfathomable six years later. [Nolan/Hayeswire]

It’s been six years since Hugues de la Plaza died under what many believe to be mysterious circumstances.

Was it suicide or murder? Police still refuse to discuss the details of their investigation into his death, even though, as Hayeswire reports, it’s “been a full 3 years and 8 months since the police last publicly addressed the death.”

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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