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City of Berkeley offers $50K reward for information about unsolved murder

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Police line tape blocks off the street. The Berkeley Police Department continues to investigate the murder of Alex Goodwin Jr. and urges anyone with information to step forward.

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AUGUST 23, 2021

Five years after his death, the Berkeley Police Department is once again urging anyone with information about the unsolved murder of Alex Goodwin Jr. to come forward, according to a City of Berkeley press release. 

On August 18, 2016, Goodwin Jr., a 22-year-old musician, was shot near San Pablo Park in Berkeley. Police found him unresponsive at the scene, and he was pronounced dead shortly after. 

The City of Berkeley offered a $15,000 reward for information related to the murder of Goodwin Jr. from 2016 to 2019. This increased to $50,000 in 2019 as a result of a decision made by Berkeley City Council to raise rewards for unsolved cases following testimony from the families of victims of unsolved homicides, including Goodwin Jr.’s family.

“Detectives believe there are individuals with information about this case and are asking for their help,” the press release states. “Even the smallest detail could be critical in solving this crime.”

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the BPD Homicide Unit at (510) 981-5741 or BPD’s 24-hour nonemergency number at (510) 981-5900.

Contact Alexandra Feldman at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter at @a_p_feldman.
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AUGUST 23, 2021


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