A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a San Mateo homicide case at a T.G.I. Friday’s in January 2008, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office announced this week.The murderer was most likely robbing the restaurant overnight and killed 36-year-old Douglas Castello, an employee, with a blunt object to the head, according to the Police Department.A daytime manager found the Hayward resident dead on the floor around 5:15 a.m. at the restaurant on 3101 S. El Camino Real on Jan. 19.It was the first homicide in the city since April 2006.Police Chief Susan Manheimer made a request to Schwarzenegger’s office for the reward, indicating the Police Department pursued all possible leads and the money would help its efforts, according to the governor’s office.T.G.I. Friday’s Inc. announced a $10,000 reward the same month as the homicide for information leading to an arrest and conviction.The Governor’s Reward Program started in 1967 and allows any law enforcement agency to request a reward for help in solving a case.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.
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