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Park District Police Offering $25,000 Reward in Oakland Hills Slaying

11/29/2014

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East Bay Regional Park District Police Department 
Investigations Unit 
17930 Lake Chabot Road Castro Valley, Ca. 94546 

Call: (510) 690-6549

Police Offering $25,000 Reward in Oakland Hills Slaying

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Victim: David Ruenzel

The East Bay Regional Park District is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of an Oakland Hills man on November 25th. The East Bay Regional Park District will pay up to $25,000 for details surrounding the murder of 60-year-old David Ruenzel who was gunned down on a hiking trail at the Huckleberry Regional Preserve, near Skyline Blvd, in the afternoon hours this past Tuesday. David was a longtime talented writer, editor and beloved English teacher.  No suspects have been identified as yet and possible motive for the shooting is being investigated as Robbery.  

The subjects described are persons of interest seen in the area just prior to the shooting. 
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Subject #1: Male black (possibly mixed race), Late 20’s-early 30’s, dreadlocks, medium complexion, with high cheek bones, a narrow face, thin build, wearing dark clothing.

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Subject #2:  Male black, 6'0", 240, clean shaven, short hair, stocky wearing dark clothes, black backpack, and described as out of shape and overly friendly.

Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Police Department Investigations Unit at (510) 690-6549 or through our Dispatch Center at (510) 881-1833.  All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.

Prepared by Lt. Gretchen Rose

Case # 141125007


Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217
cjones@ebparks.org

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