Victor Bach Murder Investigation - Help Catch A Killer   Fraud, Murder, Embezzlement

Help Catch a Killer

The reward has been increased to $227,000
The murderer is still on the loose.

September 24, 1932 - October 31, 2003
Victor Bach (71) was brutally murdered on October 31, 2003 at his company, Western Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. at 600 Treat Avenue in San Francisco, CA

    The homicide remains unsolved.
If you have any information, please contact the SFPD at (415) 553-1149 or the tip line at (415) 575-4444 or write to

Reward $227,000

for information leading to an arrest and conviction

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Widow, Kathleen Bach, who was employed at Western Plumbing and Heating, was arrested and charged with embezzling $1.9 million. A grand jury formally indicted her August 10, 2006.   A trial was set for September 22, 2008 and after delays began on October 27, 2008. Jury deliberation began on November 10th and they returned with a verdict on November 14th, 2008. She was found guilty of 13 counts of money laundering, fraud, and other financial crimes. Sentencing was set for various times with multiple delays (see the Timeline of Events link above for details) but was finally done on June 30, 2009. She was sentenced to 9 years 8 months but is to server 7 years and 4 months after "time served". March 17, 2013 - she was released early after serving only 3 years 9 months.

The Bach family has hired a private investigator who is building a case to catch the murderer.

October 31, 2016: 13 years ago today--on Halloween, 2003--this murder occurred. The SFPD Cold Case unit is working on the investigation, but very much needs additional information to solve the case. PLEASE see the post on Facebook Friends of Victor Bach and share! Especially if you have FB friends in San Francisco or Redding, CA/Shasta County. There is now a total $227,000 reward for info that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer/s responsible for this brutal murder. The SFPD tip line is (415) 575-4444. Our family can be reached at

November 1, 2016: What do you do when an SF homicide investigation gets derailed early on...the private investigator never quite finds the "smoking gun"...the targeted billboards and newspaper announcements don't generate any nail-in-the-coffin tips--but finally the SFPD re-opens the cold case and increases the reward? TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND ASK FOR SHARES! There have to be folks out there who have pieces of the puzzle--the odd comment overheard or confided in a shop, salon or bar; some new insight on how to follow the money or even an eyewitness to a key part of the timeline. Victor Bach was murdered at approximately 4:15 PM at Western Plumbing & Heating, 600 Treat Ave, San Francisco on Halloween, October 31, 2003. The reward now totals $227,000. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION! Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Victor Bach.

The family of Victor Bach has established the VB Fund account with Citibank. The fund supports a private investigator, attorneys for the wrongful death civil suit, attorneys for the Bach Trust civil suit and reward ads. The average cost per month is $5,000.; We need to continue the investigation.

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Donations may be sent to the VB Fund in care of:

Sandra B. Hayes (Victor's sister)
6341 Caminito Salado
San Diego, CA 92111
Kerry Bach (Victor's brother)
137 Fairmont Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070