San Carlos Area Homicide Update

Reward of $7,000 Being 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 23-year-old Cyniace Vilsait.

On August 4, 2017, at 10:50 p.m., San Diego police officers responded to the 6600 block of Park Ridge Boulevard 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. 

There is no suspect information at this time. 

Retired San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Captain Roy Heringer is offering a $ 6,000 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers’ $ 1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. Captain Heringer works as a facilities manager at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church where Mr. Vilsaint was a member of. Members of the church are currently working on raising additional funds to help solve 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 for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at