A new website has been launched as the first organized step in raising more donations for a fund created to help a local family solve a triple-homicide mystery that has enthralled San Diego since Christmas Eve.
The website is designed to raise more money for the Belvedere-Flint reward fund currently set up with the help of San Diego’s Crime Stoppers. While collecting donations, the website will also aim to educate the public on all three victims at the center of the unsolved homicide: Ilona Flint, 22, and brothers Salvatore Belvedere, 22, and Gianni Belvedere, 24.
Flint and Salvatore were gunned down in a parking lot outside a Macy's department store at Mission Valley Mall in the early hours of Dec. 24, 2013. Flint died at the scene, while Salvatore died a few days later from injuries sustained in the shooting.
Gianni -- Salvatore's brother and Flint's longtime boyfriend-turned-fiance -- went missing following the shooting of his loved ones. The San Diego Police Department launched a missing person search for Gianni over the next several weeks.
Finally, on Jan. 17, 2014, his body was discovered in the trunk of his car in Riverside, Calif., about an hour-and-a-half north of San Diego County. He, too, had been fatally shot.
Nearly three months later, the triple-homicide case remains unsolved. The families of the victims are trying everything to increase the reward for information on this case in hopes of bringing forward fresh leads.
A sister of the Belvedere Family spoke with NBC 7 Tuesday night, saying the newly-launched "Justice for Gianni, Sal and Ilona" website will be used to share new facts about the victims, including their life aspirations as well as their interests and history in the community.
The San Diego Crime Stoppers reward fund for this case is currently at $10,000. With the new website, the family hopes to increase that reward in exchange for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Those who would like to read the new website and donate to the fund can do so here.
Also, anyone who wishes to call a tip into Crimestoppers regarding this case can call (888) 580-8477 or contact the San Diego Police Department.