Steve Herr had a close relationship with Sam Herr -- so close that when his son failed to meet him as planned, he called him and later visited his son's apartment after his calls went unanswered. Steve couldn't have prepared himself for what he'd see next.
Using his key to enter his son's apartment in Costa Mesa, Steve called out to Sam Herr but didn't get an answer. At first, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. The place was neat and clean as usual, and it didn't appear as if any kind of struggle had taken place. Then, Steve Herr entered the bedroom, where he found the body of a woman on the bed. He knew immediately that the woman was dead.
Once police arrived at Apartment 410, they noticed that the woman was positioned on the bed as if she had been sexually assaulted. And there was one more mysterious detail: The victim, identified as Juri Kibuishi, aka Julie, had been killed while wearing her tiara crown, and the words (All Yours F**k You) were scrawled on her sweater next to the body.
Steve Herr's first thought was that his son had done something unthinkable. After all, Sam had served in Afghanistan on the front lines and had frequent bad dreams as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. Plus, Sam Herr was not inside his apartment, and no one knew where he was. To police, Herr was most likely the killer.