Public’s Help Needed To Solve 2005 Homicide


SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the 2005 murder of Gabriel Zavala. The victim was 29 yeas old at the time of his death on February 26, 2005 on the 100 block of Valmar Street in SF.

Authorities believe there may have been someone who witnessed the crime or who has information that was obtained from the suspect (s). Zavala worked as an engineer for NASA Ames Research Facility in Mountain View. He leaves behind a wife, a son, a daughter, his parents and sisters. The Mayor’s Office has authorized a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual (s) connected to Zavala’s murder.

The SF police and family members of Gabriel Zavala were available to speak to the media on February 26, 2013 at 6 p.m. on the 100 block of Valmar Street.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Inspector Daniel Dedet, Robert Velarde, or Scott Warnke at the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail at 415-553-1145, or the Department of Communications at 415-553-1071, or call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or “Text-a-Tip” at TIP411. Please reference “SFPD” in the subject line and case number 050 222 878.

By LaDale Anderson