Author: Lt. Raffaello Pata
Date: April 18, 2017 3:20 PM
Case Number: SR08-10685

Ashley Yamauchi Homicide Case aired on TV Crime Series Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen

San Rafael CA – On December 16, 2008 Ashley Yamauchi was found murdered in a parking lot behind a local San Rafael bar.  SRPD Detectives and Officers have been investigating this unsolved homicide for more than 8 years.  The killer of Ms. Yamauchi has not been identified despite hundreds of interviews and other investigative leads.

In March of 2017 a representative of Crime Watch Daily, a nationally syndicated true crime information show contacted SRPD and asked for our cooperation in creating some awareness of this case.  After some consideration it was determined that this show could help identify new leads or persuade people with knowledge of the murder or killer to detectives. 

Crime Watch Daily came to the Detective Bureau of the San Rafael Police Department and filmed interviews with members of the community and Department.

The Crime Watch Daily show airs on April 18, 2017 at 3PM on KRON 4.  It can also be found on their website

Anyone with information on Ashley’s murder is encouraged to contact the San Rafael Police Department by calling 415 458-2399 or leave a message at:  A $50,000 reward has been obtained for arrest and conviction of Ashley’s killer. 

Media or other non-lead questions may be called into the business office number at 415-485-3000.

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Last Modified: April 18, 2017 6:21 EDT (by Holm)

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