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Investigators mark anniversary of Sunol cold-case murder

Eddie Tse gunned down at gas station 23 years ago

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently shined a spotlight on the cold-case killing of Eddie Tse, putting out a renewed call for information to help its long-stalled investigation on the 23rd anniversary of the Sunol gas station attendant's murder.

Tse, 48, was staffing the former Sunol Tree gas station just off the freeway at Andrade Road on the night of Sept. 20, 1995, when two young men entered the store, shot and killed Tse, and were seen fleeing with a large rectangular cash box, investigators said.

The culprits were never positively identified, though suspect sketches have been released.

The first suspect was described at the time as a Hispanic male, late teens to early 20s, standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 120 pounds, wearing a dark ball cap. The second suspect, also a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s at the time, was 5-foot-5 and about 120 pounds with dark hair.

Sheriff's Det. Nick Paxton said last week there haven't been any new developments in the case in recent years. In highlighting the Tse cold case on social media Sept. 20, detectives said they were looking for any details to help breathe new life into the investigation.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at 510-667-3661. To remain anonymous, witnesses can also call the anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622.

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