- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a longtime Northern California man who worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Police say last Tuesday afternoon, 60-year-old David Ruenzel was found shot to death on a trail in an Oakland, California hills park where he hiked regularly.

He taught English for more than a decade at a private school in a San Francisco suburb and was a writer and editor at Teacher Magazine.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1rMLNrC ) Ruenzel had most recently worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which issued a statement calling him “a beloved educator, talented writer and valued partner in our work.”

A police department spokeswoman said robbery is being investigated as a motive in the killing. Police have descriptions of two suspects from witnesses.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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