Aya Nakano Reward Fund

Aya "Papaya" Nakano was born June 13, 1990. He grew up in Northern California surrounded by families and friends. He always had a friendly disposition, an easy smile and a joke or retort waiting to say.

To his Moms, he was an only child whom they loved dearly. Always teaching, guiding, and in some occasions (as all mothers are entitled to) nagging him when necessary.

To his relatives, he was always a source of fun. Easy to get along with and great to have around. Sometimes the butt of the jokes or the one dishing it out.

To his friends, he became part of their family. An additional brother you enjoy having around. A loyal friend.

On June 12 his car was rear ended on the way home from a game of pick up basketball. As a good person, he got out of the car to asses the damage and exchange information. Two men got out of the other car... one of the men pulled a gun and shot him. Aya died on the scene of the accident an hour before his 23rd birthday.

The cowards that shot him ran and boarded their car - a silver, four door sedan.

An investigation is under way. In the hopes that a witness will come forward, we are extending a reward that will lead to the arrest of the culprits. We appreciate any donation you can spare to be added to that reward.

Thank you for your support, and for your mutual love for Aya.

Aquino Family
Climaco Family
Nakano Family


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