Homicide Suspect: Pedro Guzman Still Wanted for the Murder of Maria Vargas in 1990

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

On March 17, 1990, San Diego Police Department officers responded to a report of a death at 2945 National Avenue in the Logan Heights community of San Diego, California. The body of Maria Vargas was found in her boyfriend’s, Pedro Antonio Guzman, bedroom. Vargas had been strangled to death.  Guzman fled the scene and is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder. It is believed Guzman may have traveled to Mexico.    

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

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Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Ernie Herbert at 619-531-2275.

 Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer James Johnson at 619-531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at 619-531-1547.

 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.

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