Cold Cases 1969-1980

CHARLES GEORGE OSBERG

 

Race: White

 

Sex: Male

 

Age at Death: 44 years

 

Synopsis: On December 24, 1980 (Christmas Eve) at approximately 2140 hours, Charles Osberg was seated inside his residence watching a Christmas television show with his friends and family. Without warning, a snipers’ bullet tore through the residence window, striking Mr. Osberg in the neck, killing him. He was 44 years old at the time of his murder. Moments before the murder witness inside the residence observed a 1977 or 1978 white Cadillac drive slowly past three or four times. It is unknown if the occupant(s) in this Cadillac were involved in Osberg’s murder.

Mr. Osberg was employed as the plant manager for CalPortland Cement Company in Colton, California (now known as CalPortland Company). The motive for his murder is unclear. In the three years prior to Mr. Osberg’s murder, there were numerous arsons and non-fatal attacks directed at the plant’s supervisory personnel. The crimes were believed to have been committed by disgruntled employees because of the decisions supervisor personnel, including Mr. Osberg, were making tat the time. CalPortland Company will still honor the $25,000 reward offered in 1980 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Charles George Osberg.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at (909) 421-4990 or (909) 820-2632.

 

 


JOSEPH GONZALES

 

Race: Hispanic

 

Sex: Male

 

Age at Death: 67 years

 

Synopsis: On January 29, 1969 at approximately 0100 hours, unknown suspect(s) entered the Rialto Motel located at 564 East Foothill Blvd. The suspect(s) demanded money from the motel owner, Joseph Gonzales. Gonzales complied, but was still shot and killed by the suspect(s). The Suspect(s) fled in a possible 1962-1965 tan 2-door Chevy,

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at (909) 421-4990 or (909) 820-2632.