|Carl Valverde Jr. enjoying time with his 5-year-old daughter Destinee before he was killed.|
|Samantha and Carl's baby, Robert|
"Our belief is that Carl did nothing wrong," said Los Angeles Detective Greg Halka of the LAPD's Harbor Division adding that Carl had no gang ties and was a complete "innocent." Both Halka and his partner, Detective Scott Coffee called the crime despicable, possibly racial and in some ways unusual. The detectives didn't judge Carl's lifestyle. They just want to catch his killer. And so do his family and friends.
|Samantha and Carl before their baby was born.|
"When Sabrina called me, I was devastated," said Christopher David Young who manages a Fred Brown Recovery Home in San Pedro and is the boyfriend of Samantha's mother, Sabrina Zanvich. "Carl was trying to get on his feet. Everybody's got to have a second chance and he was trying to love and take care of his baby.
|Carl with, Destinee, and his former girlfriend, Rachel||DeLucas|
|Carl with his girlfriend Samantha when their baby Robert was born.|
The case was never solved.