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Newark Police Department CA
Wednesday January 9th, 2019 :: 04:02 p.m. PST



Background of Homicide case:

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 1:23 p.m., Newark Police Officers responded to Thornton Avenue near the Marshlands in the western border of town, after being notified of a possible dead body along the edge of the roadway.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male along the east side of Thornton Avenue between Marshlands Road and Hickory Street. The victim was subsequently identified as Fernando “Gordo” Guerra, a 24-year-old male resident of San Lorenzo.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau determined Guerra had suffered a fatal gunshot wound and the case was investigated by Newark Police Detectives as a homicide.

Public’s Assistance Needed:

This remains a high priority, open cold case investigation for the Newark Police Department. We are releasing information about this case in an effort to bring renewed energy and attention. Information that once may have seemed insignificant could prove to be the missing element in solving open cases when combined with new tips and leads.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to please contact Newark Police Department Investigations Sergeant Shannon Todd at 510-578-4988 or .

Information can also be left anonymously on the “Silent Witness” hotline at (510) 578-4965

Captain Jonathan Arguello will be the point of contact for media inquiries. He can be reached at (510) 578-4375 or via email at

Newark Police Department CA
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-578-4237

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