3 Arrested in Killing of Young Millbrae Father: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office - NBC Bay Area

3 Arrested in Killing of Young Millbrae Father: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

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    3 Arrested in Killing of Young Millbrae Father: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

    A Peninsula mother is now accused of killing her children’s father. Michelle Roberts reports. (Published Monday, May 23, 2016)

    A Peninsula mother is now accused of killing her children’s father.

    Investigators have arrested Tiffany Li along with her current boyfriend and another man. All three are believed to be connected to the murder of Keith Green – a Millbrae man first listed as missing several weeks ago

    San Mateo County Sheriff's office announced the arrests on Monday.

    The Sheriff's office said the arrests began Friday afternoon when authorities took Olivier Adella, 40, into custody at his Burlingame, California home a few miles south of San Francisco.

    Authorities early Saturday morning raided the nearby Hillsborough home of Tiffany Li, 30, and her boyfriend Kaveh Bayat, 29. They were then taken into custody.

    The three were arrested in connection with the death of Green, 27, whose body was found dumped near a freeway. All three are facing two charges: murder and conspiracy for murder.

    Green and Li had two children together.

    Police say Green was last seen alive when he left the home where he was staying to meet Li at the Millbrae Pancake House the night of April 28. Green was reported missing the next day and his mobile phone was found in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park a few days later.

    Green's body was found May 11 in Sonoma County, about 80 miles north of the restaurant. The San Mateo County coroner hasn't released a cause of death, but investigators say Green was slain.

    "His body was not in good shape, being it was outdoors. We needed dental records to confirm his body," San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Salvador Zuno said.

    Zuno said that a cause of death has been determined, but won't say exactly what it was or whether one of the suspects was the mastermind behind the attack.

    All three remained jailed Monday and it's unclear if any of the suspects have lawyers. All three suspects are expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Legal expert Dean Johnson said that if convicted, they could face life without the possibility of parole.

    "Unless one of the suspects has made submissions or one of the suspects testifies against the others, this is going to be a circumstantial evidence. Those are very complex but can be very strong," Johnson said.

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