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June 22, 2010 > Postal Worker's death declared a homicide

Postal Worker's death declared a homicide

By Meenu Gupta

Police have determined a long-time Hayward postal worker found Monday at a San Leandro garbage facility was murdered. The body of 61-year-old Nancy Rogers of Fremont was found amidst trash at Waste Management's Davis Street Transfer Center. A postal clerk who sorted mail for carriers to deliver, Rogers was reported missing a few hours after her 1 a.m. shift started on Monday, June 14 at the Hayward post office.

"Today's autopsy by the Alameda County Coroner's Office has indicated that Nancy Rogers was the victim of a homicide. To protect the integrity of the investigation, we can release no specific details about the autopsy, cause of death, manner of death," said Lt. Christine Orrey, Hayward PD. "There are approximately four to six employees at the facility working the night shift. The US Postal Inspection Service conducted extensive security reviews and have consulted with postal employees and management to address their safety concerns. Uniformed Postal Police Officers have also providing security for the facility and the employees," said Postal Inspector, Hilary A. Rickher. "Rogers was a 43-year veteran employee," said Rickher. Police began searching for Rogers at 4:45 in the morning, but only found her car in the parking lot.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hayward Police Inspector Mike Woods, or an available inspector, through the Crime Stoppers Hotline. Crime Stoppers of Southern Alameda County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest. To be eligible for the reward, you must call the Crime Stoppers of Alameda County Hotline at (510) 293-7197. Callers may be anonymous and get a reward.

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