Posted by on September 19, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

( – After hiring a new cold case detective and submitting evidence recently for DNA testing, police said today they have reopened a 1982 cold case involving the death of a woman whose body was found in Fremont.

At about 5 a.m. on March 8, 1982, the body of Kathy Ann Miramontes, also known as Sweedie, was found on Chase Court.

Miramontes’ body showed signs of extreme trauma.

About two and a half years ago, a new detective began reviewing the case and officially reopened it after talking with Miramontes’ family.

Police did not say what the new evidence was that they submitted but they are hoping to gather new leads and give the family some closure.

“We know someone out there knows something,” police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

Bosques said the family would like some answers.

“It’s been tough to continue with their life without her,” she said.

Police said the killing might be related to drug use and sales.

Police believe that the killing did not happen where Miramontes’ body was found but rather nearby.

Miramontes was a Union City resident and a mother of two at the time and she usually spent time in Union City with friends. She left behind two boys who were 5 and 10 at the time.

Police are asking for any information about Miramontes and the case.

“We’ll take anything,” Bosques said. “Even if it’s a tiny nugget.”

Police said information that may have seemed insignificant may be the missing element in solving the case.

Police are asking anyone with information about the killing to get in touch with Detective Jacob Blass at (510) 790-6963 or at

Police will accept anonymous tips. The silent witness hotline is (510) 494-4856. Anonymous tips can be left online at or by texting “TIP FremontPD” followed by the tip to 888-7777.

Police said they do not see the email address from which the person sent the tip or the phone number of the person texting in a tip.