Unsolved Murders

Unsolved Murder of Lowry Richard “Ricky” Rivers

$1000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the National City Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 55-year-old Lowry Richard “Ricky” Rivers. 

On April 8, 2018, at approximately 4:52 a.m., National City Police Department Officers responded to the 100 block of North Highland Avenue regarding a report of gunshots heard in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found Lowry Richard “Ricky” Rivers suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported Rivers to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the National City Police Department at (619) 336-4467 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Sgt. Christopher Sullivan at (619) 336-4423 or email at csullivan@nationalcityca.gov . 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org. 


Help Identify Baby Doe

Up to $1000 Reward

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, are asking for the public’s help in finding out what happened to Baby Doe. 

On May 4, 2004 two hikers found skeletal remains on a hiking trail in Rancho Bernardo. Forensic testing indicates the remains are that of a 2 to 4-year-old boy probably born sometime between 1999 and 2001. Baby Doe’s features are consistent with being mostly Caucasian and is believed to have had light to medium brown hair. 

Additionally, isotopic testing indicates it is likely that Baby Doe was born on the mainland United States. During a portion of her pregnancy, Baby Doe’s mother likely resided in the Southeastern region of the United States where Baby Doe may have spent his first year of life before migrating westward toward California. 

The image above of Baby Doe was developed by a forensic artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The clothing items featured were found with Baby Doe. 

Anyone with information on what happened to Baby Doe is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. Detectives are asking for information that helps identify Baby Doe and/or his biological parents and information that also helps detectives figure out what happened to Baby Doe. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered if information provided leads to a felony arrest. 

Who Murdered Tony Hawkins?

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$1000 reward
San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 36-year-old Tony Hawkins that occurred eleven years ago. 

On Monday, November 5th, 2007, at approximately 5:51 p.m., Tony Hawkins was shot multiple times at the Exxon Gas Station (now Valero), located at 1025 Euclid Avenue, in the Valencia Park area. Hawkins died as a result of his injuries. 

Please see attached San Diego County Crime Stoppers media release regarding the unsolved murder of Tony Hawkins.  Any media inquiries into this case should be directed to SDPD Homicide Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov .

WANTED: Janice Macedonio

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Janice Macedonio
DOB: 10/14/1992; 26 years old
Hispanic female
5’1” tall and weighs about 148 lbs.

Janice Macedonio is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for a no bail felony warrant for homicide. She is wanted in the March 1, 2014 murder of Ruben Bodden, who was found dead inside his transmission repair shop on North Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. Janice was last seen in the company of her daughter who is now 7-8 years old.

Janice Macedonio has “Brooklyn” tattooed on her upper right chest.

She is known to frequent Vista, but detectives suspect she’s hiding out in Mexico.

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.

Wanted: East Village Area Homicide Suspect

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Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the murder of a business owner in the East Village area. 

On October 10, 2018, at approximately 3:42 p.m., the San Diego Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a customer who had entered a business in the 1000 block of G Street and found what he believed to be a deceased male. Patrol officers and San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel arrived approximately two minutes later. When the officers entered the business, they found 49-year-old Ghedeer Tony Radda down inside who had no pulse, was not breathing and had apparent trauma to his upper body. CPR was initiated, but unfortunately Radda succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:04 p.m. 

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the incident. Based on information developed during their investigation, 51 year-old Kevin Eugene Cartwright was identified as the male suspect. Cartwright was arrested in the City of El Cajon on October 17th and was booked into jail for the murder. 

Cartwright was accompanied by a female suspect during the incident. She is described as a light skinned female wearing a purple wig. She was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans. Investigators are still trying to identify the female suspect. 

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of this female suspect is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov. 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org. 


Sheriff’s Homicide Detail to Hold Press Conference Reference the Disappearance of Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova; She’s Been Missing Since October 13, 2017

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Homicide Detail are still asking for the public’s help in finding Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova. 

Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova is missing under suspicious circumstances. On October 13, 2017, at about 9:00 p.m., Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova left her residence, located at 1610 North Santa Fe Avenue #38 in the City of Vista. She was last seen on foot wearing a pink or black shirt and black yoga pants. Maria Elena did not take any personal items with her or told anyone where she was going.  Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova may suffer from depression. 

The Sheriff’s Homicide detail will hold a press conference today, September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Headquarters building, located at 9621 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego. 

Homicide Lt. Rich Williams will be speaking at the press conference along with Sgt. Alejandro Navarro who will give Spanish interviews. Maria Elena’s family will also be in attendance. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maria Elena Cordova-Guzman is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974- 2321 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Lt. Rich Williams at (858) 285-6326 or email at Richard.Williams@sdsheriff.org 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov. 


Who Murdered John Roth?

$1,000 reward

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On August 14th at 6:30 a.m., 77-year-old John Roth was found to be murdered inside of his home at 530 N. Tremont St. in Oceanside. Roth was last seen alive on August 13th at 1:00 p.m. by his wife. Property, to include jewelry, a brown wooden jewelry box, a black Asus computer and an LG cell phone were taken during the crime. 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call Oceanside Police Department’s Detective Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.

One Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Cyniace Vilsaint

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 23-year-old Cyniace Vilsaint. 

On August 4, 2017, at 10:50 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to the 6600 block of Park Ridge Boulevard in the San Carlos area, for a report of gun shots heard in the area. Officers arrived at the location and learned that an adult male had been shot multiple times in the street and was taken to Kaiser Zion Hospital by a family member. Officers responded to the hospital, where they learned that Cyniace Vilsaint had been pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. 

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There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Anthony Dupree at (619) 531-2275 or email at adupree@pd.sandiego.gov. 
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov. 

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Fatal Hit and Run

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from California Highway Patrol are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver that struck a woman on State Route 94 

On July 8, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a Black female was struck in the westbound lanes of SR-94, east of 28th Street, within the San Diego city limits. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 2004-2008 dark grey or blue Toyota 4Runner was seen fleeing the scene after the collision. 

The Toyota 4Runner should have moderate damage to the front right side of the vehicle, along with right front quarter panel, front grill, right headlamp and right fog lamp. The 4Runner is also missing the Toyota emblem from the front grill.

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 ***This is a generic photo of a similar vehicle involved in the collision. It is not the actual vehicle invoved in this case*** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect and or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call the CHP at (858) 637-3800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Inquiries about this case can be directed to CHP Officer Jake Sanchez at (619)220-5492. 
  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.org .

 

 

Suspect Wanted in Old Town Area Homicide

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Up to $1,000 Reward

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for the murder of 65-year-old Steven Barnes. 

On July 21, 2018, at 2:04 a.m., officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report of an injured person in the 4500 block of Pacific Highway, in the Old Town area of San Diego. Officers located Steven Barnes lying on a sidewalk at that location. Barnes had sustained lacerations and trauma to his upper torso. San Diego Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and rendered first aid to Barnes. Despite their efforts, Barnes was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene. Detectives were able to get suspect information during the course of their investigation. 

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a light skinned male, possible Hispanic and Black or White and Black, 18 to 25-years-old, thin build, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, goatee, and shoulder length dark colored hair. The suspect was last seen wearing tan Dickie style shorts with red stripes, light colored shirt, black backpack with white stripes, and was seen riding a yellow “OFO” bicycle. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Anthony Dupree at (619) 531-2275 or email at adupree@pd.sandiego.gov. 
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org. 

One Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Jose “Hugo” Lopez

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects responsible for the murder of 34-year-old Jose “Hugo” Lopez. 

On June 24, 2017, at 11:57 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of South 31st Street and Martin Avenue, in the Logan Heights Neighborhood of San Diego. Officers found Jose “Hugo” Lopez lying on the ground in the intersection and was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began life saving measures and Lopez was transported to UCSD Hospital. Despite the life saving measures, Lopez was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

Investigators determined that Lopez had been walking on South 31st Street near the intersection of Martin Avenue, when an unknown vehicle stopped at the intersection. An unknown passenger got out of the vehicle and started shooting at Lopez. Lopez was struck multiple times and collapsed in the street. The suspect got back into the vehicle, which was last seen driving away westbound in the 3000 block of Martin Avenue. 

Suspect’s Vehicle: Investigators believe the suspects were in a dark colored 2 door sedan with tinted windows.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov. 
  • • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org . 
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Ten Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Darnell Smith

$3,500 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 20-year-old Darnell Smith. 

On June 15, 2008, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Darnell Smith parked his car in the 700 block of Pyramid Street, located in the Emerald Hills area of San Diego.  Smith was with several relatives and was walking to his aunt’s house from his car.  An unknown suspect stepped out of a vehicle, walked up behind Smith and his relatives, and fired multiple rounds at the group.  Smith was struck and died at the scene.  Witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as a newer black Ford Escape or a similar vehicle with tinted windows.  

Smith was an employee of Cox Communications and a student at San Diego Mesa College working towards a business administration degree.

Darnell Smith (Victim)

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Cox Communications is offering $2,500 in addition to Crime Stoppers’ $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov

Two Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Victor Vega

$7,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 28-year-old Victor Vega.

On May 28, 2016, at 10:00 p.m., officers from the San Diego Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 8300 block of Brookhaven Road. Officers located Victor Vega in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers along with medics began life-saving measures, but Vega died at the scene despite their efforts.

Investigators learned that Vega had attended a party in the area earlier in the evening. Vega was walking along Brookhaven Road when a dark colored sedan drove up next to him. Gunshots were fired from the vehicle striking Vega. The vehicle and its occupants fled eastbound on Brookhaven Road. 

Victor Vega (Victim) 

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Victor’s mother and stepfather (Laura and Michael Doyle) will be available for media interviews today at 10:00 a.m. in front of SDPD Headquarters located at 1401 Broadway.  

Laura and Michael Doyle have put up a $6,000 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers’ $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Anthony Dupree at (619) 531-2275 or email at adupree@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

INFORMATION SOUGHT ON THE 18 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ANDREW MOORE’S MURDER

$56,000 REWARD 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit continue to look for leads in the unsolved murder of Andrew Moore. September 8, 2018 will mark the eighteen year anniversary of Andrew’s death. 

The crime occurred on September 8, 2000. Andrew Moore, a San Diego City College student, was murdered in his apartment in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue, in San Diego. As part of the crime, Andrew’s 1994 Suzuki Katana motorcycle was stolen. The motorcycle was recovered on October 17, 2000, in the 1300 block of 24th Street. The San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit has not yet identified the suspect(s) in this case and are asking for the community’s assistance.  

 Every year Andrew’s parents fly from Pennsylvania to San Diego to present a student at San Diego City College with a scholarship in Andrew’s name. 

Mr. and Mrs. Moore will be available for interviews today at 2:00 p.m. in front of San Diego Police Department Headquarters, located at 1401 Broadway. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and the Moore family has offered an additional $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest in this case. The Governor’s Office is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s). Information on how to send anonymous mobile app and web tips can be found on our website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org . 

Media inquiries should be directed to: 

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandieg.gov
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers, or to speak with the Moore family, please contact Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov .

Information Wanted in the Onan Loaiza Homicide

$1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the National City Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in finding the person(s) responsible for murdering Onan Loaiza.

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at about 11:00 a.m., 26-year-old Onan Loaiza was walking in the 800 block of Eta Street in National City, presumably on his way home. A black, two-door Nissan Altima pulled up next to him. A male exited the passenger door of the Altima and shot and killed Onan Loaiza. The suspect got back into the black Altima and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Homicide Victim: Onan Loaiza

Onan Loaiza was involved in a fight with two men minutes before his death at the Mex Mart, located at 1740 S. 43rd Street in San Diego. He was likely targeted for his involvement in the fight.

Robert Allen Garduno (27) has been arrested for Loaiza’s murder. The investigation is ongoing and other suspect(s) are still outstanding.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call the National City Police Department at (619) 336-4411 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.  

Raymond McLeod Wanted for Murder

$11,000 Reward Offered  

Raymond McLeod

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the    United States Marshals Service, and the Phoenix area Silent Witness Program are asking for the public’s help in locating Raymond McLeod who is wanted for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell. 

On June 10, 2016, at 1:17 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a 911 call of a female not breathing inside of an apartment in the 7600 block of Mission Gorge Road.  The female later identified as Krystal Mitchell, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics.  Detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene and determined that Mitchell was last seen alive with her boyfriend, Raymond McLeod.  McLeod is believed to have fled to Mexico after Mitchell’s death and is now believed to be traveling in Central America.  McLeod and Mitchell are from Phoenix, Arizona and were both visiting San Diego when the crime occurred. 

Raymond McLeod is a former United States Marine who may have access to weapons.  McLeod is a White male, 34-years-old, 5’11” tall, weighs 245 lbs, and has multiple tattoos on both of his arms.  McLeod also goes by the nickname of “RJ” and may be using the names “Matt” or “Mateo.”   

Who Murdered Cherkeiray Jones?

$1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in finding the person(s) responsible for murdering Cherkeiray Jones one year ago. 

On March 23, 2017, at approximately 11:08 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) shot 23-year-old Cherkeiray Jones, as he was walking on the 4700 block of Hilltop Drive near Gompers Prep Academy. Jones suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Investigators are asking for anyone that has information or was a witness to this homicide, to please contact them. 

Homicide Victim:  Cherkeiray JONES

 Anyone with information on the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.

  • •    Media inquiries about this case should be directed to A/Lt. Duane Malinowski at (619) 531-2454 or email at dmalinowski@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.

19 Year Anniversary of Teresa Gomez Madrigal Homicide

$1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, working with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail, continue to seek information about the unsolved murder of Teresa Gomez Madrigal.

On February 24, 1999, the body of a woman, who was later identified as 33-year-old Teresa Gomez Madrigal from Riverside, was found near the entrance to Lake Poway in the city of Poway.  The cause of death was due to gunshot wounds. On March 4, 1999, Teresa's 1993 Toyota Camry was found abandoned in a parking lot seven miles from her Riverside home. The back seat was covered in blood and there was a bullet hole in the roof.

Teresa Gomez Madrigal

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

Media inquiries should be directed to:

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Rich Williams at (858) 974-2424 or email at Richard.Williams@sdsheriff.org
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email MSHerring@sdsheriff.org                                                                                             

Ten-Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Salvador Hernandez

$1,000 Reward Offered

 

Salvador Hernandez

Salvador Hernandez 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, working with the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, continues to seek information about the unsolved murder of Salvador Hernandez.

On February 16, 2008, at approximately 3:30 a.m., 26-year-old Salvador Hernandez and a female companion were inside a parked car in the 5500 block of Seifert Street in the neighborhood of Oak Park. An unknown older model, light colored pick-up truck pulled alongside Salvador’s vehicle. An occupant of that vehicle shot Salvador and his companion. The companion survived the shooting but Salvador died as a result of his injuries.

Salvador’s family will be available for interviews today at 1:00 p.m., in front of San Diego Police Department’s Headquarters, located at 1401 Broadway, San Diego.

Homicide Unit Lt. Mike Holden will also be available for interviews.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit (619) 531-2293. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.    

Media inquiries should be directed to:

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email mholden@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.gov

Unsolved Homicide of Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Oceanside Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas.

On Friday, June 30, 2017, at about 1:00 a.m., Oceanside police officers responded to a call of a person down in the alley to the rear of 325 S. Coast Highway in Oceanside. When police officers arrived, several people stated that they had found the victim on the ground. The victim, who was later identified as 20-year-old Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas, was unconscious and suffering from serious head trauma. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Detectives do not believe that this was a random act and are investigating the possibility that Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas, who was homeless, was sleeping when he was attacked. 

Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas 

Emmanuelle “Benji” Thomas

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit at 760-4027 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Detective D. Baxter at 760 435-4027
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.