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Monday, February 25, 2013

Gabriel Zavala Murder: Cops Offer $10,000 Reward for Help in Solving Cold Case Homicide

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

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San Francisco police inspectors are asking you to help them find the person who killed 29-year-old Gabriel Zavala, a NASA engineer, eight years ago.

To motivate people, Mayor Ed Lee's Office has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction the person or people responsible for killing Zavala on Feb. 26, 2005.

On Feb. 25, 2005, Zavala reportedly called his mother, asking for a recipe to make a special dinner for his girlfriend who was also the mother of his two sons; the two planned to marry a few days later. He went to visit his grandmother and never came home.

Zavala 's body was found the following morning inside his car near his grandmother's house on the 100 block of Valmar.

Police say they believe people might have either witnessed the shooting or might have information from the shooter.

"We are urging witnesses to come forward. The person(s) who committed this crime must be caught and brought to justice," SFPD said in a statement.

San Francisco Police and family members of Gabriel Zavala will be available for the media to answer questions pertaining to the case on Tuesday February 26, 2013 on the 100 block of Valmar Street at 6:00 PM

Anyone with information is urged to contact Inspector Daniel Dedet, Robert Velarde, or Scott Warnke at the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail at 553-1145, or the Department of Communications at (415) 553-1071. You can also call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip at TIP411. Please reference "SFPD" in the subject line.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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