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12-02-2004 - Suspect in McGonigle Murder Arrested
8:01 pm PT, Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 by Bay City News Service
Hayward Police Make Arrest In Year-Old Murder Case
HAYWARD, CA - A man already in Santa Rita Jail was arrested today in connection with a year-old murder case, Hayward police reported.
Erick James Brown, 30, of Pittsburg, is in jail on an unrelated charge, police said.
He is suspected in the Aug. 31, 2003 shooting death of 43-year-old Daniel McGonigle at a Hampton Inn at 24137 Mission Blvd.
Police responding to room No. 111 at the inn found McGonigle but no sign of a suspect except what surveillance cameras had recorded. By releasing the footage of a man fleeing McGonigle's room, police hoped to identify the suspect.
In early September, investigators said, they were finally able to present the case to the Alameda County district attorney's office and obtain the warrant that resulted in Brown's arrest today.
Police say they ‘still cannot speculate on the motive for this vicious incident.’