Cold Case Investigations - Homicide
They Are Not Forgotten
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Victim: Doreen St. Germain
Location: 11th Street and Horning
Date: October 12, 1974
Doreen was a 16 year old runaway from Connecticut. She had been living in the Monterey area. She was seen in Pacific Grove on the evening of her murder. Her body was found in the street at about 10:30PM in San Jose.
Victim: Michael Tipton and James Brewer
Location: 5245 Roeder Road (Stop and Go)
Date: January 1, 1979
On January 1, 1979 the clerk at the Stop and Go heard a commotion outside of the store. Shortly thereafter, Victim Brewer staggered through the door and collapsed. Victim Tipton was located sprawled on the ground, just outside of the store. Both died of apparent stab wounds.
Victim: Kelly Ralston
Location: 4965 Edgar Court
Date: August 28, 1984
Victim Ralston was a 21 year old college student who was versed in martial arts. At approximately 1245 hrs, a roommate found her murdered inside of their apartment. She died of numerous wounds throughout her body. There were obvious signs of a struggle, inside of the apartment.
Victim: Sonya Calzadais
Location: Highway 101 / Guadalupe River Bridge
Date: January 16, 1988
Victim Calzadias was found sprawled in the slow lanes of Highway 101 and the Guadalupe River Bridge. At the time, her death was classified as a hit and run accident. Approximately six months later, physical clues led police to reclassify this as a murder and start an investigation. Calzadias died of injuries sustained when struck by a car.
Victim: Cathy Zimmer
Location: Mineta San Jose International Airport
Date: March 10, 1989
On March 10, 1989 victim Zimmer was found strangled in her vehicle, parked at Mineta San Jose International Airport short term parking. Her fully clothed body was found on the floor of her back seat. She was last seen attending classes at San Jose State University that afternoon.
Victim: Alfredo Araiza
Location: 1093 Owsley Avenue
Date: January 21, 1992
On July 6, 1997, San Jose Police responded to 1093 Owsley Ave on a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Victim Araiza was located inside of his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He had previously run into the residence holding his chest, stating he had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital and later expired.
Victim: Faustino Aguirre
Location: 1137 McGinnes Ave
Date: January 23, 1993
On January 23, 1993, San Jose Police responded to 1137 McGinnes Ave (Del Rio Club) on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Victim Aguirre was found outside of the club with a gunshot wound to the chest. He later died of his wound at a local hospital.
Victim: Roland Allen Rivera
Location: 2958 Archwood Circle
Date: October 3, 1993
On October 3, 1993, police were called to the above address on a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, victim Rivera was located dead from gunshot wounds, in front of his porch. Rivera was at home and had stepped out to investigate some noises outside of his residence. Witnesses heard him speaking with another individual prior to the shooting.
Victim: Raymond Galentine
Location: 745 Dailey Avenue
Date: May 3, 1995
On May 3, 1995, San Jose Police responded to a possible burglary in progress at 745 Dailey Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located victim Galentine's body inside of the residence, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. His vehicle was missing from the driveway of the residence and later located at Eastridge shopping mall.
Victim: Gabriel Alvarado
Location: 198 S King Rd
Date: July 6, 1997
On July 6, 1997, Alvarado was eating at the El Grullense restaurant. A group of youths carrying baseball bats and throwing bottles walked through the parking lot, looking for another group. A fight ensued and Alvarado was stabbed in the back. Alvardo died at a local hospital. Police spoke to several individuals who were present at the fight, but received little cooperation at the time.
Victim: Fatima Davenport
Location: 1517 Shasta Ave (In front of residence)
Date: December 22, 1997
On December 22, 1997, San Jose Police responded to a report of a person lying on the ground in front of 1517 Shasta Ave. Upon arrival, the victim was located face down on the ground, suffering trauma from a bladed object. Davenport had been a caretaker to the residents of the address where she was killed.
Victim: Loi Minh Troung
Location: 2874 Alum Rock Ave
Date: May 6, 2001
On May 6, 2001 police responded to a report of a shooting and found victim Truong dead at the scene. Truong had been shot as he was closing his business. He owned the business for approximately 10 years, prior to his demise. A vehicle similar to an early 1990's Nissan 240SX was seen leaving the scene.
Victim: April Marie Sanchez
Location: Side of road near Phelan / Roberts
Date: April 19, 2003
On April 19, 2003, the partially clothed body of victim Sanchez was found on a creek bank near Phelan and Roberts Ave by a man walking his dog. She was last seen walking in the area of Keys and S 6th Street several hours earlier, wearing a backpack.. Victim Sanchez was 16 years old at the time of her passing.
Victim: Maricela Alvarez
Location: Hellyer Ave / Highway 101
Date: November 23, 2003
On November 23, 2003 a Santa Clara County Park Ranger stopped to investigate a white sedan parked on Hellyer Ave, south of Highway 101. As he approached the vehicle he saw victim Alvarez bleeding from several gun shot wounds. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.