A man who was found dead in an apartment in West Berkeley last Friday was identified by police today as 54-year-old Sylvan Fuselier of Berkeley.
Berkeley police also announced they are offering a $15,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who were responsible for his death.
Police said they were dispatched at about 11:45 a.m. Friday for a welfare check at an apartment in the 1100 block of Addison Street.
They said a community member told them that they were concerned because they hadn't seen Fuselier, who lived in the apartment, for several days.
Officers who entered the apartment found Fuselier dead inside, police said.
Police said an investigation at the scene determined that Fueslier had been murdered but declined to provide details of the investigation.
Police said Fueslier's death does not appear to have been a random act but they declined to provide information about his cause of death and other details because they don't want to compromise their investigation.
Investigators said they believe the $15,000 reward may be helpful in getting information in the case.
Berkeley police said anyone with information about the crime should call their homicide unit at (510) 981-5741 or their non-emergency number at (510) 981-5741. The said people who want to remain anonymous can call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-8477.