Mayor Filner to Attend Salvador Hernandez’s Candlelight Vigil: $2,200 Reward Offer

Mayor Filner to Attend Salvador Hernandez’s Candlelight Vigil to Mark the 5th Anniversary of his Murder:  $2,200 Reward Offer

Release Date: Saturday. February 16, 2013


San Diego County Crime Stoppers, working with the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, continues to seek information about the murder of Salvador Hernandez.  Salvador’s family will hold a vigil today to bring attention to the unsolved case.

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 Chollas Creek.  An unknown older, 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 wounds.


Today at 5:30 p.m., family and friends will gather at Holy Spirit Church, located at 2725 55th Street, for a Mass dedicated to Salvador.  Immediately following the Mass there will be a vigil at the scene of the homicide (5500 block of Seifert Street) which is next to the church.


***The family, Mayor Filner, Jesse Navarro, and Brian “Barry” Pollard will be available for media interviews at 7:00 p.m.***


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.  You can also send anonymous email or text messages to Crime Stoppers by visiting the following link:


Media inquiries should be directed to:


  • Questions regarding the case should be directed to Lt. Ernie Herbert at (619) 531-2275.
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers or contact with the family should be directed to Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

I will not be at work today so please send me an e-mail at if you need to get a hold of me.


 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-TIPS.