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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has anyone been arrested in 2004 slaying of man kidnapped from Pocket-area home?

Its been almost 10 years now that Manuel Alexander was murdered Oct. 3, 2004. Has anyone been charged or is there any progress in the case?

– Jon, Sacramento

The slaying of 33-year-old Manuel Alexander, a former bail bondsman who was kidnapped from his from his Pocket-area home, remains unsolved.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, police received a call at 11:37 p.m. reporting a robbery and kidnapping at Alexander’s residence on Still Breeze Way. The person who called said four men had entered the home, assaulted Alexander and demanded money.

The intruders took Alexander from the residence at gunpoint. They also took a 2004 white Ford Mustang and a 2002 maroon Cadillac Escalade.

About 20 minutes later, police received another 911 call, this one from Rio Lane near Riverside Boulevard, reporting several shots fired. Police found Alexander shot in the rear seat of the Mustang. A two-door 1976 tan or brown Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a white Landau top reportedly was seen leaving the scene at Rio Lane.

Alexander had major legal troubles, including a criminal fraud case that was under way when he died. Detectives were focusing on his tangled business dealings for leads in the case.