$20,000 reward offered in Presidio hit-and-run
Photos by Luke Thomas
By Brigid Gaffikin, Bay City News Service
March 15, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A $20,000 "no questions asked"
reward for information related to the hit-and-run death of a 27-year-old
San Francisco woman earlier this month was announced by Mayor
Gavin Newsom today.
The reward, which Newsom said is for information that leads to
a closure of the investigation, is being offered jointly by the
city of San Francisco and the Presidio Parks Trust.
The city is contributing $10,000 and the Presidio Parks Trust
is providing the additional $10,000. This is the first time such
a joint reward has been offered, Newsom said.
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Dyer, an avid jogger and frequent visitor to the Presidio, suffered
brain injuries after an apparent hit-and-run accident on the morning
of March 2 and died Sunday afternoon.
A Presidio Parks employee discovered her around 7 a.m. just off
Washington Boulevard and Kobbe Avenue, according to U.S. Park
Investigators have "a few leads," U.S. Park police
Detective Sgt. Robert Jansing said.
"But we don't have anything solid," only a few pieces
of evidence related to a vehicle that might have been at the scene,
Mayor Gavin Newsom called the accident a "horrific"
and "inexcusable" tragedy and invited anyone with information
about the incident to come forward or to contact authorities anonymously.
"Don't make things worse," Newsom said, addressing
the person or people who were involved with the collision.
Dyer was a white woman about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 140 pounds.
At the time of the accident she was wearing a light blue jogging
top, navy blue shorts and white running shoes, according to police.
She was also wearing a pink Timex watch and carrying an orange
iPod music player.
She was not carrying identification, but her name was recovered
from her iPod.
Craig Middleton, executive director of the Presidio Trust, said
Dyer was at the park "almost every day."
Both Newsom and Middleton described the Presidio as a safe place
and that they wanted to ensure it stayed that way. "We want
to make sure the unthinkable doesn't happen again," Middleton
Anyone with information on the accident is encouraged to call
Detective Sgt. Robert Jansing of the U.S. Park Police at (415)
Information can also be left at confidential tip line at (415)
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