In Memory

39 Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Barbara Nantais

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 the suspect responsible for the murder of Barbara Nantais.

On the morning of August 13, 1978, San Diego police officers responded to Torrey Pines State Beach where passers-by found the body of 15-year-old Barbara Nantais lying on the sand. Nantais had been strangled and beaten to death.  Nantais’ boyfriend (James Alt) had gone to the beach with her the night before and was discovered nearby suffering from a severe head wound. Alt’s injuries left him semi-conscious and with no memory of the attack.  Investigators believe an unknown suspect attacked Nantais and Alt while they were lying together on the beach.  

Victim: Barbara Nantais

*James Alt along with Lorraine Nantais Thall (Barbara’s sister) will be available to speak with the media today in front of SDPD Headquarters (1401 Broadway, San Diego) at 10:00 a.m.*** 

Anyone with information about 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 up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  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 can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at

Angelversary/In Memory of Tori and Dean

(We take time today to remember these two beautiful souls, fiercely loved by one of our own, San Diego Crimestopper Board member)  

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tori and dean angelversary

On July 26,2006

Tori and Dean became Angels.

From this day forward this will no longer be referred to as the day they were murdered.

It will now be their Angelversary!!

In no way does this excuse or negate what happened to them that evening, but it has nothing to do with who they were or how beautiful their lives were.

What I want people to remember is that Tori was a beautiful, funny, sweet, caring woman who was loved by so many.  She was also a mother who was madly in love with her beautiful baby boy Dean.  Dean was simply an Angel on earth, full of love, smiles and not a care in the world.  He knew how much he was loved.

I was lucky enough to have had the honor of being Tori’s mother for 22 years on earth.  I also was blessed beyond measure to have had Angel baby Dean in my life for 10 months. I know Heaven exists because I saw it in his beautiful baby blue eyes.  As for their parting; I choose to believe Dean came to earth to take his momma home.  They are safe now in the loving arms of our Lord.  I will see them again but I until I do, I will love & miss them every minute of every day.  I will do my best to honor their lives in everything that I do.  Always & Forever!

Please take a moment out today to remember Tori and Dean; they are not forgettable….

Dayna HerrozPeer Advocate/Violent The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

7 Year Anniversary of the Murder of Daniel Alexander

$10,000 REWARD

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Escondido Police Department's Crimes of Violence Unit are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted for murder. 

Daniel Alexander was murdered on July 4th, 2009. According to witnesses, Daniel Alexander was at his girlfriend's house in the 500 block of South Vine Street when he was confronted by several hispanic males who where at a party next door. Daniel was shot and killed during the confrontation and Federico Ramos is wanted in connection to the murder. 

Federico Ramos is described as a 36-ycar-old Hispanic male. 5'4" tall and weighing approximately 15O pounds.