On May 14, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department arrested individuals connected with the July 2020 homicide of Alameda resident Donald Stanifer, found in the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Oakland. Our hearts go out to Donald’s family and the entire community of Alameda.
With the help of allied local and federal agencies, the Police Department served search and Ramey warrants in the City of Berkeley, City of Oakland, and City of Pittsburg, California.
As a result, today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will be filing charges against Elijah Jordan-Brooks for 187(A) PC (Murder) and Marquise Johnson-Simon for 32 PC (Accessory).
While these two suspects are in custody, this complex investigation is still ongoing.
The arrests result from an 11 month long investigation. East Bay Regional Park District police officers and detectives continue to work tirelessly to bring justice for Donald and bring closure to his family. We thank our many Public Safety partners, including the US Marshal Service, Oakland Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, for their assistance during this investigation.
The EBRPD Police urge any community members with information about the homicide of Donald Stanifer to please call the Investigations Unit at 510-690-6521.