There are more than 10,000 unsolved crimes in Southern California, most of which are homicides. Unsolved with Steve Gregory highlights cases that have gone cold, hit a brick wall, or just need that one piece of evidence or witness to surface to break the case wide open. The program features law enforcement agencies from Southern California, including the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the LAPD, the Sheriff departments of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, and federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, and ATF.
Unsolved Episode 304 - The Cellphone Murder / LA County Crime Lab
Case #1: On July 3, 2014, 15-year-old Ruby Rubio was walking with her sister in Santa Ana when a man approached and asked her for the time. Ruby pulled out her phone to see the clock, but the man grabbed the phone and ran away - Ruby chased the man who got into a waiting car. As the car sped away Ruby jumped onto the trunk lid and held on, the driver swerved until Ruby was thrown off the car. She landed on the pavement and later died at a hospital.
Santa Ana Police have done a sketch of a person of interest in this case. If you recognize the man in the sketch below, please contact the Unsolved staff by dialing #250 on your cell phone and use the keyword 'Unsolved' or contact the Santa Ana Police Department via their website or by calling 714-245-8390.
Case #2: We follow up on the Danah Rojo-Rivas murder with new information and a one-on-one interview with Danah’s mother.
Case #3: We get a firsthand look at the LA County Crime Lab and speak with the lab’s director about DNA and the role it plays in solving cold cases.
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