At a preliminary hearing earlier this year in the failed Ingleside murder case, Dohrn, in a gesture of solidarity, traveled to San Francisco from Chicago to stand with the defendants’ supporters in the courtroom. Engler was also present.
According to law-enforcement sources, Engler introduced himself to Dohrn as a San Francisco homicide detective and said he would like to speak with her after the hearing. She greeted him politely but was noncommittal, and she left without giving him a chance to interview her. It had been 39 years since Park Station was bombed. Police were still looking for a break. And once again, Dohrn had disappeared.