Dec 1, 2014 6:16 PM by News Staff
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a longtime Northern California man who worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Police say last Tuesday afternoon, 60-year-old David Ruenzel was found shot to death on a trail in an Oakland, California hills park where he hiked regularly.
He taught English for more than a decade at a private school in a San Francisco suburb and was a writer and editor at Teacher Magazine.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Ruenzel had most recently worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which issued a statement calling him "a beloved educator, talented writer and valued partner in our work."
A police department spokeswoman said robbery is being investigated as a motive in the killing. Police have descriptions of two suspects from witnesses.