Crime Stoppers of Monterey County is a volunteer organization that assists enforcement agencies by urging the public to call anonymously with information about criminals and crimes. The following account regards a murder that took place in Pacific Grove in 1995 of a young man who was known in the gay community.
On March 4, 1995 an unknown male called police about 9 p.m. to report what was discovered to be the body of Richard Graham Coleman III in Apt. A at 303 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. He had been murdered.
Coleman’s body was found on the floor of the kitchen that Saturday night. There were signs of a struggle and indications of boxes and cupboards having been searched.
The victim had reported that the same apartment had previously been burglarized. Two days before the murder, he had moved to a motel room in Marina because he feared for his life.