VIDEO: Three arrested in murder of Millbrae father Keith Green

Kaveh Bayat (left) Tiffany Li (middle) Oliver Adella (right)



HILLSBOROUGH (KRON) — Three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Millbrae father Keith Green who went missing back in April, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

Green’s former girlfriend, Tiffany Li, 30, and her current boyfriend, Kaveh Bayat, 29, were both arrested after police raided Li’s Hillsborough home at West Santa Inez Avenue and Chelmsford Road early Saturday morning.

40-year-old Olivier Adella of Burlingame was arrested a day earlier on Friday when police served a search warrant in the 1800 block of Trousdale in Burlingame.

Green was reported missing on April 29th when he failed to return home after meeting with Li at the Millbrae Pancake House the night before. He left his keys and wallet behind.

His phone was later found by a hiker in the Rose Garden at Golden Gate Park.

Deputies found his body in a field off of Highway 101 near Healdsburg in unincorporated Sonoma County on May 11. Police then ruled his death as a homicide.

Green and Li have two children together.

Detectives are still processing evidence as they continue to build a case against the three suspects, and try to ascertain the motive behind Green’s death.

All three suspects were booked into the Maguire Correctional Faculty on charges of murder and conspiracy. They are being held without bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Redwood City.

The investigation is still ongoing, according to Public Information Officer Salvador Zuno. Authorities did not reveal how Green was murdered or any further details. The three suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Detectives will not elaborate on a motive for the alleged murder, but court records reveal a troubled past between Li and Green.

Three years ago, Green was convicted of domestic violence charges and ordered to serve probation. Then, about six months ago, Li pressed charges against Green again.

“He’s a great father. He would hurt nobody,” Green’s former attorney Mitri Hanania said.

Hanania said charges were dropped when text messages showed Li’s story couldn’t be true.

“The text messages that were sent to her…between her and Mr. Green, clearly showed she didn’t have any problem giving false information to the police department,” Hanania said.

KRON spoke to Green’s mom on the phone over the weekend. She said she is worried about Li and Green’s two little girls, who are now in the custody of Li’s family.

There will be a memorial service for Green in June. It will take place June 10 at the Central Peninsula Church in Foster City.

The service starts at 1 p.m.

KRON’s Kate Cagle contributed to this report.

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