Photo: Donovan Ray Lacy
SAN FRANCISCO – On May 18 the SFPD Cold Case unit announced a suspect in two cold case homicides from 1999 and 2000. The suspect is currently in a Florida prison.
38-year-old Donovan Ray Lacy now faces charges in the 1999 and 2000 homicides.
On December 9, 1999, 25-year-old UNLV swimmer Kameron Sengthavy died from a stabbing while in an apartment.
On June 1, 2000, 60-year-old San Franciscan Thomas Lee died from a gunshot at the gas station where he worked.
Investigations in both homicides did not lead to any suspects at the time. However, this year cold case investigators developed new information that led them to Lacy.’
Lacy committed bank robberies in Florida and earned prison time for those crimes. Law enforcement expects to extradite the suspect back to SF to stand trial for the murders.
The SFPD press release announces – “Upon conclusion of the San Francisco murder trials, Lacy is expected to return to Florida to finish out his nine-year sentence for bank robbery.” Lacy would then be taken to Marin County and serve out his 105-year sentence for 2012 and 2013 bank robbery convictions.