San Francisco Police have announced a $25,000 reward in the case of Philip DiMartino, who was found stabbed to death inside his Hermann Street apartment in August.
DiMartino was a 36-year-old senior marketing manager at Archstone and a resident of the 100 block of Hermann between Buchanan and Webster. A co-worker discovered DiMartino’s body inside his apartment on Monday, August 2nd, after DiMartino failed to show up for work, though the homicide is believed to have occurred three days earlier, on Friday July 30th.
According to a notice posted yesterday:
San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the homicide of Philip DiMartino. On August 2, 2010, Mr. DiMartino was found brutally stabbed to death in his apartment on Hermann Street in San Francisco. The investigation into DiMartino’s homicide has revealed that he was most likely killed on the evening of Friday, July 30. Investigators have reason to believe that the suspect may be a Hispanic male and that the suspect may have cut himself, most likely on the hand, during the assault.
The Office of the Mayor has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect responsible for the murder of Phillip DiMartino.
This is one of several unsolved homicide cases that police are making a renewed effort to close, with three similar notices posted on the SFPD’s website in the past week. They include a 2008 homicide in Golden Gate Park, for which a $100,000 reward is being offered, and a 2007 SOMA shooting death for which the reward is $250,000. Reward amounts tend to go up as time passes and the likelihood of solving a case decreases.
If you have any information about any of these cases, you should contact SFPD at:
SFPD Homicide Detail: (415) 553-1145.
Anonymous SFPD Tip Line: (415) 575-4444.
Or, text-a-tip to 847411 or (TIP411). Type “SFPD” and then your tip.