News Release, Police Department

Press Conference Announcement

February 7, 2024


Media Contact:

Officer Cassondra Fovel #340


Press Conference Announcement 


HAYWARD, Calif., February 7, 2024 – Chief Bryan Matthews and the Hayward Police Department along with the Newark Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will participate in a press conference regarding the 1979 sexual assault/murder of Theresa Pica in Hayward, CA, and the 1972 sexual assault/murder of Nellie Hicks in Newark CA. We invite media personnel to attend this indoor session.  


WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. PST 


WHERE: Hayward City Hall at 777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541 



RSVP and any inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to 510-293-7064 or 



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