Sheriff's office marks anniversary of 1988 murder with Tri-Valley ties


The Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently shined a spotlight on the 31st anniversary of the murder of young Maurice Hill, putting out a renewed call for information that could help investigators solve the cold-case homicide with Tri-Valley ties.

Hill, 22, was found shot to death on Old Altamont Pass Road, near mile marker 1.9, east of Livermore in rural Alameda County on April 16, 1988.

Witnesses reported the last time they saw Hill was in the back seat of a brown, two-door Volvo on 85th Avenue and D Street in Oakland. The driver was described at the time as a black man with lighter skin and Jheri curls in his mid-30s, wearing a black hat and black leather coat. The front passenger was described as a heavy-set black man in his mid-30s with short hair.

Sheriff's officials often acknowledge cold-case homicide anniversaries on social media, along with the message, "Our victims are never forgotten." Anyone with pertinent information about the case can contact the sheriff's Cold Case Homicide Unit at 510-667-3661 or the anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622. Reference case No. 88-005923.

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