SAN ANTONIO - It's been more than 40 years since an Army veteran was slain during a robbery. San Antonio police have released the name of a man who either may have been involved in or witnessed the crime.
Daniel Perales was working by himself in the U-Totem Icehouse in the 4800 block of Thousand Oaks Drive on Jan. 28, 1976. Police said unknown suspects walked in and shot him one time, then left with $107.
By the time officers arrived at the business, Perales was dead on the floor behind the counter.
Police said Perales had recently been discharged from the U.S. Army. He was working two jobs to support his family.
"One male possibly involved or a witness to the incident has been identified as 'Billy Lopez' and was 17 at the time of the murder," police said.
The case is still being investigated by SAPD's Cold Case Squad. If you have any information on the crime, call 210-207-7635.
Thoughts? The above article is from 1976 but unfortunately as of this posting date (3/5/2019), Daniel's case is still listed as one of the city of San Antonio's unsolved cold cases: www.sanantonio.gov/SAPD/Cold-Cases
Pretty sad that a young hard-working man who helped protect our country was killed for 107 dollars, which wasn't a lot of money even back then. Admin Note: If you have any (news-related) updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form