|“COLD CASE” HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS||
Federal Agents in Los Angeles are looking for an unidentified man and woman believed to be involved in a long-standing case of distributing child pornography. They obtained photos believed to have been taken 11 years ago of the two adults molesting a girl who looked to be about 13.
The man appeared in an obscured photo to be white and 40 to 50 years old then. The woman, who is white, was 35 to 45, with a tattoo of a curled-up cat on her right shoulder blade and a black tattoo resembling a butterfly on her right hip. Anyone with information about the two, or any other child predators, can call investigators at (866) 347-2423 or go to ICE.gov/tips or call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-580-TIPS.
Greetings Crime Stoppers Supporters~
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. 2012 was another great year for Crime Stoppers, we maintained our record high number of positive tips, with 147 cases solved last year, including 8 homicides. Tips to Crime Stoppers can cut months and years out of grueling murder investigations. Our rewards are often a huge incentive for people to come forward. Child molesters, bank robbers, and kidnappers all were locked up this year with help from anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers. Many of these individuals would still be at large without anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers.
2013 will bring big changes to San Diego County Crime Stoppers. I have served as the Executive Director for almost 7 years and will be moving on to a new career opportunity. Working at Crime Stoppers has been rewarding and enlightening. I have truly enjoyed the relationships I have built with our law enforcement partners, our supporters, and the crime survivors I have met. I will be starting a new position with the Salvation Army Kroc Center, but will stay on as a volunteer with Crime Stoppers.
Our Board of Directors is delighted to announce that they have appointed Don Braun as Interim Executive Director. Don served for many years as the Chief of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department. Prior to that, he was with the San Diego Police Department. Don has been involved with our Students Speaking Out program since its inception and is a long-time supporter of Crime Stoppers.
We need your support!
As we begin 2013, it is critical that we invest in a safer community by continuing to support Crime Stoppers. While school safety is now a national conversation, your support of Crime Stoppers helped to launch Students Speaking Out four years ago. The program is now being duplicated across the country. Fifteen guns have been removed from school campuses in our community through student tips to Students Speaking Out. Crime Stoppers will continue to stay on the cutting edge of community safety, but we need financial support to make this happen.
Once again in 2013, we will be holding the Enough is Enough Luncheon, Light the Night Against Crime and continuing our community education campaign; social media networking; Students Speaking Out; our anonymous text, web, and phone tips; and our felony reward program. All of these activities need resources to make them effective. Please make a commitment to supporting Crime Stoppers in 2013.
Thanks so much for your support of Crime Stoppers! I look forward to seeing you at our events next year!
All the best,
This year, San Diego County Crime Stoppers will publicize approximately 110 unsolved murders that have taken place in and around San Diego, searching for clues and answers. In addition, as new cases come up, we will assist local law enforcement to bring those responsible, to justice. You can help. As cases are listed on FB, please circulate the information. Encourage others to do the same. And as always, you can make a $$ donation to fund the work that we do. We are a non-profit, volunteer strong organization. Get involved and protect your community.
Reward of up to $1,000
On January 2, 2009, 90-year-old Ventura Madrigal was struck and killed at the intersection of 6th and Highland Avenue in National City. At the time of the accident, Madrigal was attempting to cross the street in the crosswalk at the intersection.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as being similar to a green mid-90’s Ford Explorer. The vehicle may have front end damage. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, late 20’s to early 30’s, with a mustache and a dark colored baseball cap.