It was a summer night in San Francisco, California in 2007. 36-year-old Hugues de la Plaza spent the night out with friends at a nightclub, drinking and dancing. All seemed well and Hugues seemed happy. He was, after all, celebrating a promotion he had just received.
So when Hugues de la Plaza was found dead in his apartment the next morning, friends and family were baffled to learn that the San Francisco police department was treating his death as a suicide. While the door was dead-bolted from the inside, Hugues was found with three stab wounds--to the abdomen, the chest, and the neck. Even more puzzling is that there was no weapon found near his body.
What happened to Hugues de la Plaza in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 2, 2007? Was he the target of someone's anger? He did love to date and often didn't care if the women he flirted with had a husband or boyfriend. Or, like the San Francisco Police Department suggests, was this a case of a spontaneous and bizarre suicide?
Elaine Erickson is back with me for this episode to discuss the disputed death of Hugues de la Plaza, a man full of life taken too soon.
To watch the 48 Hours Mystery Episode of this case: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-mystery-a-case-for-murder/
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