Emeryville PD Seeking Person of Interest in Recent Homicide Investigation

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The Emeryville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest associated to a recent homicide investigation.

Thirty-four-year-old Dexter Appleby died on May 26 from multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and 41st Street. The homicide was Emeryville’s first since 2017.


During the course of the investigation, Detectives identified Ryan Belser, a 40-year-old Oakland resident as a person of interest and is asking for the publics assistance in locating him.

Homicide Investigation



Anyone with information relating to Ryan Belser’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Emeryville Police Department at 510-596-3700.

The Emeryville Police Department will provide anonymity to anyone who provides information leading location of Ryan Belser.

8/4 UPDATE: On August 3rd, with the assistance of the public, the Emeryville Police Department was able to make contact with the person of interest in this case. He was questioned and released. 

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This media advisory was provided by the Emeryville Police Department. The E’ville Eye maintains no affiliation with The City of Emeryville or any of its departments.

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