Community activist's homicide investigated


David Lewis was killed after a confrontation with someone in the Nordstrom's parking lot in June. San Mateo police detectives have not solved the case.

The 54-year-old man was a former drug addict and a community leader who founded Free at Last in East Palo Alto -- a non-profit organization that helps people with substance abuse problems.

Contact the San Mateo Police Department

The San Mateo Police Department is asking for the public's help to solve this crime. Here are a few ways to contact them:

  • Send San Mateo PD an anonymous text to (650) 262-3473
  • Email an anonymous message to
  • SMPD Secret Witness Line (voicemail): (650) 522-7676
  • San Mateo Police Dispatch: (650) 522-7700
  • San Mateo Police Investigations: (650) 522-7650

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