The reward to find the suspect accused of shooting and killing a young man in Escondido seven years ago has increased to $10,000, police announced Thursday.
On July 4, 2009, Daniel Alexander was at his girlfriend’s house in the 500 block of South Vine Street. According to witnesses, there was a party happening next door and, at one point, Alexander was confronted by several men from that gathering.
The Escondido Police Department (EPD) said one of those men was Federico Ramos, 36.
During the confrontation, Alexander was shot to death. To this day, the case remains unsolved, with Ramos wanted in connection with the murder.
The EPD’s Crimes of Violence Unit said the victim’s family is now offering a $9,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Ramos. This reward money is added to the $1,000 being offered by San Diego Crime Stoppers.
Detectives said Thursday that Ramos is described as a 36-year-old man who stands at approximately 5-foot-4 and weighs 150 pounds.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts or this cold case can call the EPD’s Crimes of Violence Unit at (760) 839-4719 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.