Case #: 01-028-0369B
On January 28, 2006 at approximately 9 PM, Deputies were dispatched to Valley Medical Center to investigate a possible driving under the influence incident. It was determined that the subject was the victim of a homicide on the 100 block of Topeka Avenue, in San Jose.
On that same date, at approximately 8:55 PM, Frank Howard Beech and John Hollman were involved in an argument in front of a residence on the 100 block of Topeka Avenue. Beech punched Hollman on the head with his fists and Hollman fell to the ground. Once Hollman was on the ground, Beech kicked and stomped him several times on his head with his feet.
Hollman was transported by several friends to Valley Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Beech fled the scene, possibly driving a late 1980’s or early 1990’s diesel blue on blue van. The vehicle is thought to possibly be a Ford and the license plate is unknown. Beech is a parolee and his current whereabouts are unknown.
If anyone has any information or knows the whereabouts of Frank Beech, please contact Detective Sgt. Dean Mitre or Detective Sgt. Guy Kuyat at (408) 808-4500 or (408) 808-4400 (24-hours). If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact our Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 808-4431.