DATE: June 25, 1970
LOCATION: 800 Galopago St.
Spring Valley, CA
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Synopsis: The San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail is asking for the public’s help to find the person or persons
responsible for the death of 27-year-old Yellow Cab driver, Larry Hargis, who was found shot to death more than 42 years ago.
During the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1970, Larry Hargis radioed the cab company dispatcher saying a fare asked
him to drive from 11th and C Streets in downtown San Diego to the Spring Valley area. That was the last statement
the dispatcher heard from Larry Hargis. Later that day, Larry Hargis was found shot to death in a field in the 800 block
of Galopago Street, Spring Valley. The victim’s wallet and cab were missing. The cab was later found abandoned
that afternoon in the 1200 block of 16th Street in downtown San Diego.
Sheriff’s homicide investigators conducted an investigation and determined robbery was a possible motive for the
murder but no viable suspects were identified during the original investigation. As the case remains unsolved, Cold
Case detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of Larry Hargis. However,
detectives still need the public’s help to identify the suspect or suspects.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact us in one of the following ways:
- Sheriff’s Homicide Detail - 858-974-2321 (during business hours)
- Sheriff’s Communications Center - 858-565-5200 (outside business hours)
- Crime Stoppers - 888-580-8477
- Online Tip Form (Crime Stoppers)