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Unsolved Crimes

Crimestoppers web siteCrimes are solved by law enforcement with the help of the community. Anyone with information relating to a crime in Carlsbad is asked to call the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2197 or Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line.

Unsolved Homicides


Unsolved hit and run victim Robert Verdin
On 10-02-98, at 0853 hours, emergency units were dispatched to the area of Palomar Airport Road and Hidden Valley Road for a male subject lying in the bushes.

Hit and run victim M. Burke Unsolved hit and run victim Michael Burke
Michael Patrick Burke, a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident, was found dead along Carlsbad Boulevard north of Poinsettia Lane early in the morning on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004.

Homicide victim Jodine SerrinUnsolved 2007 homicide victim Jodine Serrin
A reward is being offered in the unsolved murder of Carlsbad resident Jodine Serrin. On February 14, 2007, 39-year-old Jodine Elizabeth Serrin, a mentally challenged woman, was found murdered in her Carlsbad condominium.

Wanted homicide suspect Catarino Nicholas-Cruz Wanted homicide suspect Catarino Nicolas-Cruz
On Feb. 8, 2000, information developed that led to the discovery of the missing worker's body. Investigators believe that Catarino Nicolas-Cruz, cousin to the victim, is the primary suspect in this homicide. The victim's neck had been severed to the spinal cord.