The 35-year-old Chilean was gunned down by two men who tried to rob him. There’s a $50,000 reward for information that leads to his killers.
Berkeley police can now pay up to $50,000 for tips in unsolved cases
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
‘Art Not Guns’ memorial skate jam comes to West Berkeley on Saturday
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
7 years after Fito Celedón was killed, his fiancée still honors his memory
Amber Nelson has planted a garden, created a street mosaic, traveled throughout Brazil, married and had a child in the seven years since her fiancée was murdered in Berkeley.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Peace now!
Peace sign at 1301 Henry St., Berryman Street side of house. Photo: John Storey As befits our city’s political past, Berkeley today is a bastion of peace iconography. The peace sign on the outside of the Hog Farm compound on Berryman shown above is only one of hundreds of signs, flags, and poles declaring our […]
Two years on, no leads on random Berkeley murder
Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo, who was murdered in Berkeley on his 35th birthday two years ago today It was two years ago today that Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo, known to his friends as Fito, was gunned down while walking with his fiancée, Amber Nelson, near Ashby BART station, and the police are no further forward in finding his […]
Murder victim’s family visits Berkeley looking for answers
One year after Fito Celedón’s brutal murder in Berkeley, his family hopes for new information that could lead to an arrest.
Reward grows for information about killers of Chilean man
Adolfo Ignacio Celedon. Photo courtesy of the Celedon family The reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the men who killed Adolfo Ignacio Celedón has increased to $20,000, thanks to a new donation made by the Chilean government. Celedón was killed 10 months ago on Sept. 12, 2010, at the intersection of Adeline […]
Berkeley neighborhood reacts to violent crime in its midst
On Feb. 10, David Thornton was walking home from Ashby BART at around 11:30 p.m. after attending an event in San Francisco. Heading to his home, where he has lived for more than 10 years, he felt himself being followed. Thornton quickened his step, but then saw another man walking on the other side of the […]
Block party planned on anniversary of Berkeley homicide
Fito, who was killed in Berkeley in September 2010. Six months ago, on Sept. 12, 2010, 35-year-old Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo and his fiancée, Amber Nelson, were walking home from a party when they were ambushed and robbed near Ashby BART. Two assailants shot and killed Celedón. The randomness of the murder shocked the Berkeley community […]
South Berkeley community gathers in wake of murder
From left to right: Ed Alvarez and Lee Roddrick from BART, Phil Kamlarz, Max Anderson, Tom Bates, Michael Caplan, Erik Upson, Michael Meehan, Andrew Klough and Sue Ferrara. Berkeley city leaders were out in force Wednesday evening to meet with a community still reeling from the seemingly random, senseless murder of 35-year-old Adolfo Ignacio Celedón in […]
Police chief hopeful of solving Berkeley murder case
Amber Nelson and Ignacio “Fito” Celedón. Amber Nelson and Ignacio “Fito” Celedón. Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said he is “very hopeful” about solving the homicide case of Adolfo Ignacio Celedón, 35, who was killed on Adeline Street near Emerson on Sunday, Sept. 12, while walking home from a party with his fiancée, Amber Nelson. Speaking at […]