On August 7, 2006, around 10:23pm, Robert Placencia, 17, was gunned down while walking home from his father’s house, in the Meadowview area of Sacramento, California.
Robert’s murder was the first of three in that area over a 30 hour stretch, but detectives do not believe Robert’s shooting was connected to the two others.
It is thought that Robert’s shooting death may have been a case of mistaken identity. Robert left behind many loved ones, including a young son.
Robert’s mother, family, and friends continue to seek justice and keep Robert’s case from being forgotten.
In September 2015, Citizens Against Homicide published an article in their newsletter featuring Robert’s story as told by his mother.
Detectives have not publicly identified any suspect(s) in the case and urge the public to come forward with any information that may help solve this case.
In 2007, a $50,000California Governors Reward was issued, and still remains active, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).
Please contact Detective Kirtlan at the Sacramento Police Department Homicide Unit at (916) 808-0678 if you have any information.
Callers that wish to remain anonymous may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 through Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.
If you have a loved one that is the victim of an unsolved homicide please submit their case here for consideration in a future Cold Case Spotlight post.