Jogger May Have Info About Unsolved Murder: Police

San Diego police are looking for a jogger who may have information about the unsolved murder of a man gunned down while sitting in his car in Golden Hill.

On Nov. 5, 2014, at around 6:40 a.m., Vaafuti Togiailua was fatally shot in the 900 block of 26th Street. Police discovered the 41-year-old father wounded and slumped in the passenger seat of his parked Mazda. He had suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body and died four days later.

The murder has remained unsolved.

On Tuesday, the San Diego Police Department released a photo of a jogger wanted by homicide detectives for questioning regarding Togiailua’s murder.

Police said the jogger – a brunette woman wearing a light-colored top and black pants – was in the area at the time of the shooting and may have information about the murder.

Anyone who recognizes the unknown jogger should contact the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

According to police, the shooter was described as a person on a motorcycle wearing a full helmet and long-sleeved gray jumpsuit.

The shooter, police said, may have been riding an older-model Honda or Kawasaki motorcycle with chrome exhaust pipes. After parking the bike, the motorcyclist approached the victim and shot at him multiple times through the window of the car, officials said.

The victim was parked just two blocks from his apartment at the time of the deadly shooting.

After the shooting, the person got back on the motorcycle and drove off eastbound on E Street.

Togiailua was described by loved ones as a devoted father and friend with a passion for his family and rugby. Togiailua was the assistant coach of the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club Rugby team.

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