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* Richmond Police Searching For Suspect After Death Of Jerry Combs Ruled A Homicide

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police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for the death of a 63-year-old man on Aug. 24 after an autopsy this week revealed the victim had died from injuries sustained in an assault, police Sgt. Bisa French said Sunday.Jerry Combs died in the incident, which was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 in the 200 block of 24th Street, according to French.Arriving officers found Combs dead at the scene, but he had no obvious signs of injury. However, witnesses reported that Combs had been chased by a man shortly before being found dead, French said. In an autopsy, investigators with the Contra Costa County coroner’s office determined that he had died from injuries he had suffered in an assault, and the death was ruled a homicide, according to French.The suspect who chased Combs is described as a black man in his mid to late 30s who is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds, and has a bald head and dark complexion, French said. MORE…..

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  • Jerry and I performed in Hair in Los Angeles and he was also dance captain. But boy could he sing “Gospel”. I will miss Jerry but I have a lot of fun pictures I bet he would like to see.

  • The late Jerry Combs, 63, was a well-known singer, musician, and performer all over California as a child, and in Europe in the musicals “Hair” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” in the 1970s. The youngest of 10 children talented in Gospel music, he was “the Michael Jackson of the Combs Family,” and his 8 surviving siblings include Queen Combs Seacer, Bill Combs, Shirley Combs, Diana Combs, Zella Combs, Treesineu Combs Webster, and Dorothy Combs Morrison, who sang Dorothy’s well-known song together at Jerry’s funeral Sept. 5th, “Oh, Happy Day.” What a loss and tragedy for them and for Richmond! May Jerry’s killer repent.

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