Unsolved Cases

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Unsolved Cases

The following are brief summaries of unsolved cases the Hayward Police Department is investigating. Tips can be submitted through the tip portals or by calling the Tip Line (510) 293-7176

Daniel Puamau "Nela"Daniel Puamau "Nela"
Case No. 2023-037760
Detective Nick Niedenthal


On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at approximately 11:30 pm, Daniel Puamau was shot and killed while he celebrated the Fourth of July with friends and family near the intersection of Florida St. and Miami Ave. in south Hayward. Download a shareable flyer 

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