Alicia Osibin- California- 2015 Apr 24, 2016 6:57:37 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 24, 2016 6:57:37 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: CBS San Francisco)
From NBC San Francisco's website:
The adopted daughter of a slain 90-year-old woman in El Cerrito is being considered a suspect in her murder and police on Wednesday asked for the public's help in finding her.
El Cerrito police said 50-year-old Alicia Osibin — or Lisa as she known — is being considered a suspect in a murder based on concealed human remains that were found in her former residence on Dec. 2, police said.
On Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, relatives said they could not reach the victim, identified as Mary Osibin. So police initially began investigating reports that she was missing.
The investigation led to a home on the 1000 block of Leneve Place, where a search done by various local law enforcement agencies yielded the discovery of human remains stored in a garbage barrel in the garage, police said.
An autopsy conducted by the Contra Costa County coroner's office determined that the remains were Mary Osibin's and the cause of her death was multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.
Investigators believe the crime occurred several months ago, police said.
Neighbors say Alicia Osibin took care of her widowed adoptive mother at the house where they had lived for decades — where police ultimately found Mary Osibin's remains.
Alicia Osibin hasn't been seen since August and police are uncertain of her current whereabouts.
"I believe a few months ago I saw her and she said to call her for anything, but somehow I couldn't reach her," said neighbor Tinley Gyatso.
The suspect also made comments to neighbors about traveling to Arizona or Southern California before her disappearance, police said, so they simply thought the duo had moved away — at least temporarily.
"There was no reason to suspect anything," neighbor Dick Patterson confirmed. "She said she was taking a job in Arizona and we figured her mother went with her."
Police describe Osibin as a heavy-set woman who stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and is known to dress in traditionally masculine attire.
Osibin previously worked in the cleaning industry and may be still working in that capacity, police said. She is also known to use rented vehicles.
"Something for people to think about is that she rented cars for months at a time," said El Cerrito Police Captain Paul Keith. "If you think you see her and she's driving a rental that could fit the profile for our suspect."
Police are asking the public to not to approach the suspect, as she could be armed. Anyone who sees Osibin or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call El Cerrito police at (510) 215-4400 or (510) 233-1234 after hours.
Thoughts? There are now a few updates and clues. One- Alicia "Lisa" Osibin is believed to now possibly be in the Los Angeles area. She may be using the alias A. Callico or Alex Callico. And keep in mind, she may be changing her appearance to look even more masculine. (P.S. The LA Crime Stoppers number is 1-800-222-TIPS if anyone sees her there): ktla.com/2016/03/17/bay-area-woman-suspected-of-killing-90-year-old-mother-putting-body-in-trash-believed-to-be-in-l-a/
In any cases, this is an infuriating case. Mary Osibin might not have technically been Lisa's mother as far as being related by blood is concerned, but for all essential purposes she was her mother. And how does she repay her? By allegedly shooting her multiple times and discarding her body in the trash.
I don't know what Lisa's motives were if she committed the offense, this is speculation on my part but part of me wonders if the burden of caring for an elderly parent got too much for her. If someone can no longer care for an elderly parent, where I'm from then they get 24-hour nurse's help or arrange for them to go into a senior home. Perhaps some people could never think of putting a parent in a home, but it is a better solution than killing them.
UPDATE: I have not been able to find any updates in the past two years in regards to online news articles. As far as I can tell, Osibin is still at large as of this update (7/28/2018) since I haven't found anything online suggesting otherwise. However, if anyone has any updates/proof-of-updates one way or the other, they are always more than welcome to let us know.
UPDATE #2: As of January 16th, 2019, Osibin is in fact still at large anyone with information on this fugitive's whereabouts can also call "In Pursuit" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 1-833-3-PURSUE and/or submit a tip at the show's website: www.InPursuitTips.com
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