Reward offered for information regarding teen death in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A $10,000 reward was offered Thursday for information leading to an arrest in connection with the suspected hit-and-run death of a high school student. 

According to police, a jogger came across the body of 17-year-old Anthony Hofer in the 2300 block of Heritage Road near Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista shortly after 7 a.m. on Aug. 27.

The county Medical Examiner’s Officer determined that he was killed by head trauma consistent with being struck by a car, though circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation.

Detectives have found a witness who recalled seeing a youth matching Anthony’s description walking in a bicycle lane in the area about six hours before his body was discovered, according to police.

The victim’s family offering the reward in conjunction with San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the nonprofit investigative agency at (888) 580-8477 or contact it online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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