San Jose man offers $5,000 reward to catch grandson's killer

SAN JOSE (KGO) -- The family of a 19-year-old football player killed in San Jose hopes money will motivate someone to come forward with information. There's still no suspect in the teen's sudden death, so now they're offering a reward.

The victim's grandfather who raised him had an emotional plea to the public to help find the killer.

"It still hurts. It's going to hurt the rest of my life," said Carlos Partida, grandfather.

Joseph Viramontes, 19, was found by police at Toyon Elementary School in San Jose on March 25. He was shot to death. No arrests have been made. Police say it's an open investigation.

Viramontes was a student at Summit Prep and worked as a dishwasher at a local hotel. He played football for the San Jose 49ers until he was 16. His grandfather is putting up a $5,000 reward hoping it will lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of his son.

"I want to know before I die who did this," said Partida.

"Whoever did this to my son please come forward. It's all I ask," said Sara Partida, mother.

San Jose police said "The reward is a personal choice made by the grandfather and we hope that this will convince someone to come forward with additional information that will assist investigators in solving this case. "

If you have any information, call San Jose police or Crime Stoppers.
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