Candle lighting service and prayer to be held Saturday night
By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
Priscilla Ann Lewis was murdered on September 24, 1996, in Crockett. The 21-year-old, who lived in Vallejo, worked as a waitress at Four Corners Pizza located at 628 2nd Avenue in Crockett. The cook at the restaurant called 9-1-1 shortly before 10:30 pm after finding Priscilla’s body in the basement bathroom. The cause of death was asphyxia due to strangulation.
The men’s and women’s bathrooms were located in the basement of the Valona Square Mall that consisted of four businesses at that time.
Detectives interviewed dozens of people during this investigation and examined numerous pieces of evidence. The case remains unsolved.
A candle-lighting service and prayer in her memory will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019, 5 PM—9 PM, at 628 2nd Avenue in Crockett.
The case remains open. Anyone with information regarding Priscilla’s murder is encouraged to contact the Office of the Sheriff Homicide Unit at 925-313-2630. For any tips, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.