There’s a little more news related to Joe Robertson’s death yesterday: his murder may not be random. Our City Council Rep Libby Schaaf spoke directly with Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan about the crime. She then shared this update with Montclarions earlier today, and we wanted to make sure you read it:
I just received a updated briefing from Chief Jordan on the apparent homicide of Joseph Robertson on Thackeray. While I’m not allowed to share most of what he told me, I may share that police have strong reason to believe this was a homicide but that it was not random. I will continue to stay briefed on the investigation and share with you whatever is allowed. Anyone with any information should call 510-238-3821. If you have any trouble getting your information through to this number, don’t hesitate to email or call Dorie or me. We know how unacceptably disturbing this incident must be. Please let us know if there is anything we can do at this troubling time.
Update: As of March 13th, Council Rep Schaaf reports about a person of interest who “remains in custody on an unrelated charge. This person does have a connection to the victim (thus is not a random intruder). I’m hoping there’ll be more to share in about a week. The investigation has been productive, but is not concluded and no charges have been brought yet.”