Suspect Arrested in 2000 Rancho Cucamonga Cold Case Murder

Suspect Arrested in 2000 Rancho Cucamonga Cold Case Murder

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Over 17 years after the murder of a Rancho Cucamonga man, a person of interest in a 2000 cold-case murder is now the sole the suspect authorities said.

On February 16, 2000, Robert Goodson, a Rancho Cucamonga man who was 34-years-old at the time was found dead on the couch of a living room of a home on the 12600 block of Baseline Avenue in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Goodson died as a result to a gunshot wound to the head. Eddie Evans, now 45-years-old was determined to be a person of interest in the 2000 homicide investigation, but by the ned of the year, detectives exhausted all leads leaving the case cold.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Cold Case Team re-investigated the case in 2017. The team is comprised of Detective Ed DeLaTorre, Detective Adam Salsberry, Investigator Gerrit Tesselaar, District Attorney Investigator Steve Shumway and Deputy District Attorneys Joel Buckingham and Denise Yoakum.

On May 31, 2017, Evans was interviewed in Everett, Washington, where he resides. When the interview was over, Evans was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Murder. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Investigator Steve Shumway or Sergeant Greg Myler, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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