A Tale of two Theories: Murder or Suicide

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Issac was happy, Issac was miserable, Issac loved his wife, Issac hated his wife, Issac was murdered, Issac killed himself.

Only this was certain: Issac was dead. On June 1, 1897, at 6:45 p.m., a night watchman found Issac Hoffman lying on the floor of his San Francisco office with three bullet wounds in his head. Another bullet hole was in the wall.

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Paul Drexler is the author of “Notorious San Francisco” and over 50 true crime stories for the S.F. Examiner. He received the Oscar Lewis Award for his writing

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Paul drexler

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Paul Drexler is the author of “Notorious San Francisco” and over 50 true crime stories for the S.F. Examiner. He received the Oscar Lewis Award for his writing

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