$10k offered in 2000 murder

71-year-old man found badly beaten outside night club


SAN ANTONIO – After nearly 12 years with no arrests, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information in the beating death of a 71-year-old man in San Antonio.

On Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, Flavio Medrano, 71, left his son's West side home after a party with a female friend and dropped her off at home. The next morning, he was found near his favorite hangout, El Camaroncito Night Club in the 200 block of SW 34th Street. He was in the driver's seat of his truck, barely breathing after apparently suffering a brutal assault.

Police do not know a motive for Medrano's assault, but said one of his credit cards was used after his death.

Medrano died on Jan. 3, 2001 of his injuries at the hospital.

The club has since closed and detectives are looking for anyone that may have been at the club in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2000.

For one week, Crime Stoppers will pay $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the beating death of Medrano. The reward offer is good through Sunday, March 25.

Crime Stoppers will pay for information which leads to the arrest of anyone involved in any felony crime. As always you do not have to give your name when you call. Call CRIME STOPPERS at 224-STOP (224-7867) or Toll Free 1-800-233-7867.