March 13, 2018 > Charges filed in 1980s cold case killings
Charges filed in 1980s cold case killings
Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD
A combination of diligent work by Fremont Police Department detectives and new DNA evidence has resulted in charges being filed in a 1986 double homicide in Fremont. On Friday, March 2, the Alameda County District AttorneyÕs Office filed criminal charges against David Emery Misch, 57, for the 1986 Fremont homicide of Michelle Xavier and Jennifer Duey.
The two best friends were found dead shortly after midnight along the side of Mill Creek Road, a little more than a mile east of Mission Boulevard. A motorcyclist driving on Mill Creek Road discovered the bodies and called police. The women had been shot and stabbed. Xavier was 18-years-old, and Jennifer Duey was 20-years-old.
Over 32 years several Fremont Police Detectives invested many hours looking into the case and investigating leads that didnÕt pan out. In August 2017 Fremont Police Department Cold Case Detective Jacob Blass presented the case and new DNA evidence to the District AttorneyÕs Office. Over the course of the next several months, detectives continued working on the case and re-interviewed witnesses, family members and, combined with DNA evidence, were led to suspect David Emery Misch who is currently incarcerated and serving 18 years to life for a 1989 homicide that occurred in Alameda County.
Misch will face charges in the Fremont case in Alameda County. Meanwhile, anyone who has information that may be helpful in the case is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.