Remembrance: Ahlyja Pinson

AN ARREST WAS MADE IN THE 2007 NEW YEAR’S EVE MURDER IN GOLDEN HILL

Pinson was murdered on New Year’s Eve inside a vacant house located at 2900 “E” Street.  Homicide investigators conducted a thorough investigation at the time, but the initial leads in the case were exhausted, causing the case to remain unsolved for nearly three years. Homicide investigators continued to review the case on a regular basis, and continued to ask the public for assistance in solving the murder.  During their review, investigators developed additional evidence which led them to identify Antero Cruz (23) as being responsible for the murder.  An arrest warrant was obtained for his arrest in Oct 2010.

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