Julio Chavez-Montoya : “Skeletal remains of missing Oakland man found near zoo identified as homicide”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : OAKLAND — Authorities have finally identified the skeletal remains of a man that were discovered near the Oakland Zoo back in June. The man has been identified as Julio Chavez-Montoya, a 63-year-old Oakland resident who had been reported missing in February. The Oakland Police Department has officially classified his death as a homicide, although they have not disclosed the exact cause of death.

Julio Chavez-Montoya was a boiler maintenance worker in downtown Oakland, according to information provided by the coroner’s office. His remains were found on June 23 at approximately 1:09 p.m. in the 10100 block of Golf Links Road, near Elysian Fields Drive. The discovery was made by a man whose goats were conducting wildfire fuel mitigation in the area.

The investigation has revealed that Julio Chavez-Montoya was last seen alive in late January, and his family reported him missing on February 13. Police believe that he was killed several months ago at a different location before his body was left where it was eventually found. The motive for his killing has not been released, and no one has been formally charged in connection with his death.

This year, Oakland has seen a significant increase in homicides, with the police department having investigated a total of 120 cases so far. At the same time last year, they had investigated 115 homicides in the city. The rising crime rate is a cause for concern among local authorities and residents alike.

To aid in the investigation and encourage potential witnesses to come forward, the Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for Julio Chavez-Montoya’s death. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950, or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

As the investigation continues, the Oakland community remains on high alert, hoping for justice to be served and for a safer future for their city.

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