Nima Momeni, 38, was arrested yesterday for Lee’s murder. Police have not yet revealed their evidence against him, but said at a press conference that the pair knew each other.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Lee recently became ‘acquainted’ with Nima’s sister Khazar Momeni, the glamorous wife of a prominent local plastic surgeon.
Yesterday, police searched an apartment she owns in a luxury building just a few blocks from where the stabbing took place on April 4.
DailyMail.com can also reveal that she also has property in Mill Valley, a bayside suburb of San Francisco, where Lee used to live with his family.
Khazar’s home is 4.5miles from the property Bob shared with his father until they moved to Miami in October last year.
Police say Lee and Momeni had been driving in Momeni’s car moments earlier.
They had a fight which led to the stabbing, they said, and Lee tried to run for safety.
It’s unclear where they had been earlier in the night – the stabbing happened at around 2.30am.
Lee, a 43-year-old father-of-two, was only in San Francisco for a tech conference.
He had moved from Mill Valley, an exclusive suburb where Khazar and her husband also own a home, to Miami in October last year.
In a joint statement issued after Momeni’s arrest last night, Lee’s father Rick, brother Tim and ex-wife Krista said: ‘As a family, we’re very thankful to the hard working Detectives at the SFPD for bringing his killer to Justice.
Our next steps will be to work with the District Attorney’s office to ensure that this person is not allowed to hurt anyone else or walk free.’
They described Bob as a loving son, brother and father who ‘positively affected millions of people throughout his life.’
‘From a modest upbringing in the Midwest, he started out programing and making web pages for the small business that bordered our parent’s own store.