Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank has announced a new strategy in tackling the city’s long unsolved murders one that involves engaging the media and the public periodically to revisit the department’s cases where the leads have simply dried up.
“This new strategy will regularly bring Cold Cases before the media and the public, and hopefully together we can shake loose that piece of evidence, that one bit of testimony that will solve these cases," says Chief Chris Burbank in a press release released today.
For the current cold case the police have dusted off the file on, Homicide Detective Mike Hamideh has created a video detailing some of the evidence in the 2002 case of Hipolito Casiano Mateos. Mateos was killed by multiple gunshots from an unknown assailant as he was getting into his car.
The suspected shooter was believed to be wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and left in a dark colored vehicle. The slaying took place on Sep. 30 2002 at 1985 Sir Charles Drive, in Salt Lake City.
Anyone with information can call the tip line anonymously at 801-799-INFO, and if the tips can be rewarded with as much as $5,000 through the tips for cash program.