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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Philip DiMartino's Murderer: Hispanic Man With Cut Hand?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 8:05 AM

click to enlarge Does the description of Philip DiMartino's potential killer ring a bell?
  • Does the description of Philip DiMartino's potential killer ring a bell?
San Francisco Police are appealing to the public to help them capture the person who stabbed 36-year-old marketing executive Philip DiMartino to death. A possible description has been released of the murderer, though it's a bit broader than the one Richard Kimble was working with in The Fugitive: The SFPD is seeking a Hispanic man who may have cut his hand during the brutal murder.

Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza tells SF Weekly it is not yet clear how old this man may be or what hand was cut.

DiMartino was found stabbed repeatedly in the torso on Aug. 2 when one of his co-workers peered through the window of his apartment on the 100 block of Hermann in the Lower Haight. The senior marketing executive at Archstone had missed a key meeting that morning.

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Police believe he was killed over the weekend, on July 29 or 30. The SFPD notes DiMartino was a frequent customer at Castro bars, and Esparza says there was no forced entry at his apartment.

Anyone with information to share can contact homicide investigators at (415) 553-1145. The SFPD anonymous tip line is (415) 575-4444. to "Text-a-Tip" dial 847411 (TIP411), type "SFPD" and then enter your message. 

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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