2600 block of Ellsworth Street

2600 EllsworthUnidentified Suspect
white male, 20,  5'10", 170
dark curly hair, pocked marked face

On October 12, 1997, a 71-year old man and a 54 year old woman were walking their dog in the 2600 block of Ellsworth Street, Berkeley. An unidentified suspect shot and killed both victims. The motive for this crime still remains unknown. The sketch shown is of the individual seen leaving the area after the murders.

The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward and the University of California, Berkeley is offering $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the responsible. BPD needs the community's help in solving this double murder.

BPD is urging anyone who may know anything about these murders to call the BPD Homicide detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD non emergency number of (510) 981-5900. If a community member wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call  Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). All calls and tips to BACS are completely confidential. Any information may be critical to solving these murders. Sometimes the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to arresting the suspect or suspects in any crime.

 Please refer to case # 97-55148 when calling.

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