Search continues for suspects in 2013 Sacramento beating death

SACRAMENTO - Loved ones of a man beaten to death in midtown Sacramento last year on St. Patrick's Day are pleading for the public's help.

Josiah Humphreys, 28, was walking home from a nearby bar on March 17, 2013 when several people attacked him - just a few hundred feet from his apartment on 18th and P streets. Sacramento police have no idea how to find Humphreys' attackers.

"In Josiah's case, it's like they just disappeared," Humphreys' father Larry Humphreys said.

"Those three monsters who did it are still out there!" Josiah Humphreys' step-mother Vonda Humphreys said.

Police had no luck tracking down the suspects. Detectives only have a vague description of the suspects after reviewing all the surveillance video from nearby businesses and homes. The three suspects are described as light-skinned Black, Hispanic or Asian men between the ages of 25 and 30. One of them was wearing a dark New York Yankees shirt. The other two were wearing white oversize t-shirts the night of the brutal attack.

"I saw this man get beaten to death unrelentlessly (sic) in a savage manner. It was heinous and it was horrible," an unnamed witness said last year.

Larry Humphreys believes someone knows something about his son's attack, but is too afraid to come forward.

"It's time to stop hiding the truth and come forward. Tell the truth about what happened to my son," Larry Humphreys pleaded. "We are not going to be able to rest until we know exactly what happened, why it happened, who did it."

There's still a reward of more than $15,000 for information leading to an arrest in Josiah Humphreys' death. Anyone with information should contact Sacramento Police Department at at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.


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