Person Of Interest Identified In Cold Case


SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr conducted a press conference on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hall of Justice to give the public an update on the 1984 cold case involving the disappearance of Kevin Collins who vanished on a San Francisco street on February 10, 1984.  Collins was leaving basketball practice when he disappeared. He was a fourth-grader who attendedSt.AgnesSchool.

The authorities begin investigating the case in late 2012, to have a fresh look at the case with new eyes.  During the review of the case officials indentified a person of interest, Wayne Jackson ofSan Francisco. Jacksonused various aliases throughout his life before he died in 2008 under the name Dan Leonard Therrien.

On January 29, 2013 investigators served a search warrant to a residence on the 1100 block ofMasonic Street. The FBI and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office participated with the SF Police Investigators and Major Crimes Unit with investigating the property where cadaver dogs were used that discover remains under the concrete floor of the garage.  It has been revealed that those remains appear to be from an animal, not a human.

The Collins family has been in communication with authorities from the SFPD throughout their investigation. Officials have indicated that this is an ongoing investigation and that the search warrant remains under seal.  Police are hoping that the release of the information involving Jackson will help them learn more aboutJackson’s whereabouts and activities during the time that Kevin Collins went missing.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact the SFPD Major Crimes Unit / Homicide Detail at (415) 553-1145. Information can be given anonymously at (415) 575-4444, or Text a Tip to: TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

By LaDale Anderson

Person of interest Wayne Jackson. Photo courtesy of