Detectives Still Looking for Leads in 2010 Eric Rios Homicide

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Unit are asking the public for help in an unsolved homicide that occurred in March 2010.

Detectives said that on March 27, 2010, at about 3:11 a.m., deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a house, located at 458 S. Rancho Santa Fe Av, in San Marcos. Deputies arrived and found the victim, later identified as 17-year-old, Eric Rios lying in the driveway suffering from several stab wounds. Eric died on scene from his injuries.

Eric Rios had been attending a party at the residence with about 80 other people before he was stabbed. Someone who was also at the party may have information that can help identify the person or persons responsible for the murder of Eric Rios.

 Sheriff’s homicide detectives have exhausted the initial leads in the case and are asking anyone with any information on the identity and or location of the person/persons responsible for this crime to call SDSD homicide at (858) 974-2321 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Detective David Hillen at (858) 974-2321.

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

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.