Carlos Pacheco Murder 1988

Wanted Homicide Suspect: Melvin Andres Pacheco   

Up to $1,000 Reward

melvin pacheco suspect
melvin pacheco suspect

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit continue to look for leads to help locate homicide suspect Melvin Andres Pacheco.

On May 8, 1988, the victim Carlos Pacheco invited his cousin MELVIN PACHECO and other friends to his residence located at 3633 Marlborough Avenue in the Fairmont Village community of San Diego, California. Carlos and Melvin PACHECO began arguing and physically fighting. During the fight, Melvin PACHECO retrieved a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his cousin Carlos. Carlos exited the apartment where he collapsed and died. Melvin PACHECO fled the scene. MELVIN ANDRES PACHECO is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder.    

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the location of Melvin Andres Pacheco to call the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or theCrime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Jorge Duran at 619-531-2425.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.