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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, September 11, 2012) -

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, September 11, 2012) – Wednesday, September 12, 2012 will mark the two year anniversary of the murder of Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo.                                                              

Celedon was a Chilean native who moved to Berkeley to be with his fiancé.  He was murdered on his 35th birthday. 

On the morning of September 12, 2010 at approximately 3:41 a.m., Celedon was walking home with his fiancé after attending a party.  At the intersection of Adeline and Emerson Streets, the couple was confronted by two male suspects who intended to rob them.  During the robbery, Celedon was shot and his fiancé was punched in the face before the suspects fled. The suspects fled in what was described as a “dark older model SUV” (Sport Utility Vehicle.)

There is currently a $20,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for Celedon’s murder.   


Detectives are actively investigating Celedon’s murder and are asking for the community’s help, even the smallest detail could be critical in solving this crime.     

 BPD is urging anyone with information to call the BPD Investigations Division - Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD Non Emergency number of (510) 981-5900. If someone wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). All calls to BACS are confidential. Any information may be critical to solving this crime.


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