Murder

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. 

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. 

Wanted Homicide Suspect: $1,000 Reward

Dominique Raynard Grady

DOB: 11/23/1991 (26) 

**Armed and Dangerous** 

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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 locating Dominique Grady who is wanted in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Jossie M. Ruiz. 

On June 16, 2018, at 5:11 p.m., the San Diego Police Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 3600 block of 45th Street regarding a possible death. The first patrol officers arrived and discovered Ruiz deceased in her apartment from a gunshot wound. Homicide investigators were called to the scene and investigated the death. Investigators have identified Dominique Grady as the suspect in this case and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 

Dominique Grady is described as a Black male, 26-years-old, 5’6” tall, and weighs 140 lbs. 

Anyone with information on the location of Dominique Grady is asked to call SDPD at (619) 531-2000 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 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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Unknown Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder in Oceanside

up to a $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the Oceanside Police Department’s Crimes of Violence Unit, are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with attempted murder in Oceanside.

On March 22, 2018, at approximately 15 minutes past midnight, an unknown person fired five to six rapid gunshots in the alley to the rear of 341 Brooks Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Oceanside.

The gunshots had been aimed skyward and eastbound over the I-5 freeway.  One of the bullets struck the roof of a one-story granny flat residence located to the rear of the main residence on the 300 block of Brooks Street.

One of the bullets flew over the I-5 and struck a pedestrian who had been walking in Ron Ortega Park, which is located at 200 Brooks Street, directly east of the residence on the 300 block of Brooks Street. The pedestrian was found on the ground one hour later by a passerby. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition.

If you have any information on the suspect in this case please call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900 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 web and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org   

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

Wanted Homicide Suspect

$1,000 Reward

Edgar Hernandez Saavedra

DOB: March 21, 1989

**Armed and Dangerous**

 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the Oceanside Police Department’s Homicide Unit, are asking for the public’s help in locating Edgar Hernandez Saavedra who is wanted in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Miguel Luis Castillo.

On August 20, 2016, at about 2:40 a.m., Edgar Hernandez Saavedra was arguing with Miguel Luis Castillo while they were standing in front of Edgar’s residence which is located on the 800 block of Langford Street in Oceanside.  During the argument, Edgar Hernandez Saavedra shot and killed Miguel Luis Castillo with a semi-automatic handgun.

 Edgar Hernandez Saavedra is a 29-year-old Hispanic male.  He has brown hair and brown eyes, stands about 5’6” tall and weighs 175 lbs.  He is a documented gang member who is also known as “Little Edgar” and “Smalls”.

 Anyone with information on this murder or the location of Edgar Hernandez Saavedra is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (760)435-4027 or 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.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Attempted Homicide

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police    Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect who stabbed a victim multiple times in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.  

On April 8, 2018, at 7:18 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing at the intersection of Richmond Street and University Avenue, in San Diego. Officers found a 51-year-old male lying on the sidewalk who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck area.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.    

Investigators learned that the suspect was walking in the area approximately thirty minutes before the attack and appeared to be looking to fight a random person.  The suspect originally threw a rock towards the victim and left the area.  The suspect later saw the victim walking and began stabbing the victim multiple times in the head and neck.  The suspect fled the area before police arrived.  

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35-years-old, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored baseball hat, dark gray sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants. 

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Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call San Diego Police Department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4820 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. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sergeant Ken Impellizeri at (619) 692-4822 or email at kimpellizeri@pd.sandiego.gov
  • 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 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  

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.”   

Raymond McLeod
DOB: 10/03/1983

Josephine Funes Wentzel (victim’s mother) will join District Attorney Summer Stephan along with officials from the San Diego Police Department and the United States Marshals Service for a press conference today, April 3, at 12:00 p.m., at the District Attorney’s Office located at the Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, 13th floor, San Diego. 

The United States Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of Raymond McLeod. 

Anyone with information on this murder or the location of Raymond McLeod is asked to 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 about this case can 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 .

Raymond McLeod Buscado por Homicidio

Se Ofrece Recompensa de $11,000

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, junto con investigadores de la Unidad de Homicidio del Departamento de Policía de San Diego, la Oficina de la Fiscalia del Condado de San Diego, el Servicio del Alguacil Federal (U.S. Marshals), y el Programa de Testigos Silenciosos (Silent Witness Program) en Phoenix, piden la ayuda del publico para localizar a Raymond McLeod quien es buscado por el asesinato de Krystal Mitchell, de 30 años de edad. 

El 10 de Junio de 2016, a las 1:17 p.m., los agentes de la Policía de San Diego respondieron a una llamada al 911 acerca de una mujer que no respiraba dentro de un apartamento en la cuadra 7600 de Mission Gorge Road en San Diego. La mujer, más tarde identificada como Krystal Mitchell, fue declarada muerta en el lugar de los hechos por médicos. Detectives de la Unidad de Homicidios del Departamento de Policía de San Diego respondieron a la escena y determinaron que Mitchell fue vista viva por última vez con su novio, Raymond McLeod.  Se cree que McLeod huyó a México después de la muerte de Mitchell y que ahora está viajando en Centroamérica. McLeod y Mitchell son de Phoenix, Arizona y ambos estaban visitando San Diego cuando ocurrió el crimen.

Raymond McLeod es un ex-Infante de Marina de Estados Unidos quien podría tener acceso a armas. McLeod es un hombre blanco, de 34 años de edad, de estatura 5’11”, pesa 245 libras, tiene múltiples tatuajes reconocibles en los dos brazos. McLeod también usa el sobrenombre de "RJ", pero puede estar usando el nombre “Matt” o “Mateo”. 

Raymond McLeod
Fecha de nacimiento: 3 de Octubre, 1983

Josephine Funes Wentzel (la madre de la víctima) acompañará a la Fiscal de Distrito Summer Stephan junto con oficiales del Departamento de Policía de San Diego y el Alguacil Federal durante una conferencia de prensa a las 12:00 p.m., en la Oficina de la Fiscalía del Condado ubicada en el edificio Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego.  

El Servicio del Alguacil Federal está ofreciendo una recompensa de $10,000 en adición a la recompensa de $1,000 que ofrece Crime Stoppers por cualquier información que resulte en el arresto de Raymond McLeod.  

Se solicita a cualquier persona con información sobre este homicidio o la ubicación de Raymond McLeod que llame a la línea de denuncia anónima de Crime Stoppers al (888) 580-8477.  Visita la página web de Crime Stoppers www.sdcrimestoppers.org para más información sobre cómo se pueden enviar denuncias anónimas por la web o la aplicación móvil.

  • Los medios que tengan preguntas sobre este caso pueden contactar al Teniente Matt Dobbs: (619) 531-2425 o por correo electrónico: mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Los medios que tengan preguntas sobre Crime Stoppers pueden contactar al Oficial de la Policía de San Diego Mark Herring: (619) 531-1500 o por correo electrónico: msherring@pd.sandiego.gov of a la Oficial del Alguacil del Condado de San Diego Adriana Uribe: (619) 531-1547 o por correo electrónico:  adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .

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

11 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF JODINE SERRIN’S VALENTINES’ DAY MURDER

REWARD OF $52,000 BEING OFFERED

The Carlsbad Police Department, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and San Diego County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance for any information about the unsolved murder of Jodine Serrin. There is a combined reward of $52,000 in this case.   

On February 14, 2007, Jodine Elizabeth Serrin, a 39-year-old, mentally challenged woman, was found murdered in her Carlsbad condominium located in the 1900 Block of Swallow Lane. Jodine was a highly functioning young woman active in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Mariposa Club, and Friends Club House. Last year, on the tenth anniversary of Jodine’s murder, investigators released a new website dedicated to the Cold Case Investigation and new suspect information based on the first use of new forensic technology in San Diego County.  

Last year, investigators from the Carlsbad Police Department and San Diego County District Attorney’s Office sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company in Virginia that specializes in DNA phenotyping: the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. Law enforcement agencies use the company’s Snapshot ™ DNA Phenotyping Service (Snapshot) to narrow suspect lists and generate leads in criminal investigations. 

Using DNA evidence from this investigation, Snapshot produced trait predictions for the associated person of interest (POI). Individual predictions were made for the subject’s ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, and face shape. By combining these attributes of appearance, a Snapshot composite was produced depicting what the POI may have looked like in 2007.  Estimated age and body-mass index (BMI) based on witness information were used because age and BMI cannot be determined from DNA.  

It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance. Environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, diet, and other non-environmental factors — e.g., facial hair, hairstyle, scars, etc. — cannot be predicted by DNA analysis and may cause further variation between the subject’s predicted and actual appearances. 

 Media inquiries: 

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Carlsbad PD Detective/Sgt. Darbie Ernst at (760) 931-2139 or email at Darbie.Ernst@carlsbadca.gov
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Sheriff Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsherff.org

Anyone with any information about the murder of Jodine Serrin is asked to visit
www.jodineserrin.net , call the Carlsbad Police Department’s Cold Case Team’s tip line at (760) 931-2225 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.


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Examples of Snapshot Composites Released by Law Enforcement to the Public: 
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Media Inquiries About the Snapshot Technology Can Be Directed To: 

Parabon NanoLabs Contact
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Unsolved Homicide of Diego Armando Villa

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 the suspect(s) who murdered Diego Armando Villa.

On Sunday, December 31, 2017, at about 1:00 a.m., 23-year-old Diego Armando Villa was approached by an unknown suspect(s) at 3800 Teak Street. Diego Villa was shot by the suspect(s) for unknown reasons. Diego Villa sustained serious injuries as a result of being shot and was pronounced deceased the following day at a local hospital.

Victim: Diego Armando Villa

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2331 or (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. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at mholden@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

20th Anniversary of the Unsolved Homicide of Bryan Carter and Vernon Bownes

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 the suspects who murdered Bryan Carter and Vernon Bownes twenty years ago. 

On Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at about 11:00 p.m., Bryan Sean Carter and Vernon David Bownes were shot and killed while they were sitting at a picnic table in the front yard of a residence located in the 200 block of Francis Street, in San Diego.  Both victims suffered gunshot wounds to their heads and were pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Based on witness information, investigators believe two Black male suspects walked up to the victims and surprised them.  After the shooting, a Black male and Black female went through the victims’ pockets, removing several items.     

Anyone with information about these murders 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. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at mholden@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.

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ JR.

$5,000 REWARD

On October 11, 2015 at approximately 7:50 p.m., 18-year-old Juan Carlos Munoz Jr. and his 17-year-old friend were stopped in a vehicle in the 1600 block of Prospect Street in National City, when a Nissan Altima pulled alongside them. The front passenger of the Altima exited his vehicle and approached Juan Carlos Munoz, who was the driver. The suspect asked Munoz and his friend where they were from. The suspect fired five rounds from a handgun into the vehicle. Four rounds struck Munoz on his left shoulder and one round struck the 17-year-old on his left thigh. The suspect fled in the vehicle eastbound on E. 16th Street. Munoz succumbed to his injuries. His friend’s injury was non-life threatening.

 Suspect Description: Per several witnesses, the shooter is described as a light skinned Hispanic male in his 20’s, husky build with a shaved head. The vehicle was described as an early to late 2000’s 4-door Nissan Altima. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this homicide 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 and the Munoz family has offered an additional $4,000 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 Sergeant Cameon at (619) 336-4524.
  • 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

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 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. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at mholden@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.