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UPDATE: Police Confirm Homicide Victim Found at Golf Course

Man had been shot multiple times.

Police confirmed Sunday that Livermore resident Kenneth Robert Ogden was found shot to death Saturday at Springtown Golf Course.

He was 28.

A woman jogging along the bike path around 7:20 a.m. saw Ogden lying near the path and asked a neighbor to call 9-1-1, but he was not breathing and could not be revived.

Ogden's uncle, Christopher Ogden, posted on Patch that a candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. tonight near where he was found, at Bluebell Drive and Scenic Avenue.

Based on comments by neighbors, who watched the crime scene unfold all day Saturday, the body was of a young man wearing a baseball cap with a backpack and bright red shoes.

His friends said Ogden was a 28-year-old father who was a good friend, a good protecter and "beautiful, understanding and funny."

Others who said they knew him say they weren't surprised to hear of his death and describe him as having ties to gangs and drugs.

However, Livermore police said there was no indication that the homicide was gang related.

Police did not release further details. Investigators asked for the public's help in identifying any suspects.

Anyone who might have information regarding the case is asked to contact Livermore police Officer Traci Rebiejo at (925) 371-4858.

Click the PDF with this article to read the full press release.


chicano January 01, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Rest in peace little homie. I know your in paradise now ,looking at all these scared people judging you. But by now , you know there's only only one great one who can judge you, brown pride, I ta watcho
VTintraining January 01, 2013 at 04:11 AM
I want to thank all the neighbors that came by to offer condolences to Robs family and friends.People like you make this a bit easier.
LivermoreGrL January 01, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Mike... "I" am not doing anything as I didn't even know the guy. In addition unless you can prove he was a "Drug peddler" you really shouldn't make such ignorant comments. Dramatics based on hearsay just make those trying to prove their point sound even more desperate as they struggle for reasons to stroke their ego. I pray the monster who did this is found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
bellaseanna January 01, 2013 at 10:21 AM
MA S AMEN! From the Heart .. Someone who has picture of Robert should put it up. May he RIP... a mother of 3 sons
Big M January 01, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Do we have any info as to whether he was shot on the golf course or somewhere else and then dropped on the golf course?
heymom13 January 01, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Very well said Natalie!
Susie h January 01, 2013 at 09:20 PM
My heart goes out to this family
finnae January 01, 2013 at 09:43 PM
@ mas, thank you for setting it straight! for days ive been wanting to say what you wrote. Breaks my heart to read some of these post, this is horrific, and we need to support the loved ones with compassion. they are dealing with too much...My neices grew up with him,considered him family, thru good and bad, was there for them.They cant conceive any of this, I love them and it hurts to see them hurting.... xxoo
ZDIAZ925 January 01, 2013 at 11:29 PM
R.I.P. Lil Rob . Shine some light from above down on us through these times of hardship. 1 LUV HOMIE ZACH
kris smith January 02, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Nobody has to ask us for our opinion. Most of us are hard working, good people, living our lives in the up and up, doing the RIGHT things, raising our children with morals and values. Enough is enough.....a lot of us are finding the low life lifstyles to be a little much. I hate to hear of stories like this, but the truth is..... he wasn't involved in a good crowd. This wasn't a "in the wrong place at the wrong time" situation. Come on LPD...... get this under control....
Kathleen Schoening January 02, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Thank you for posting the link The Real Anon. I had forgotten the details. It has been almost 12 years since this man was murdered in the neighborhood and those of us still remember. This article certainly ways heavily that the Lab did not cooperate with police. I do remember a policeman once telling us this murder will never be solved and perhaps with the Lab stonewalling that is why.
Annetta Giambruno January 02, 2013 at 06:36 PM
We ALL NEVER know the whole story. . . Many of these kids are being raised in horrible situations and have to learn to SURVIVE. My heart hurts for the family he leaves behind and who am I to JUDGE and better yet WHO are YOU to JUDGE. A life is lost, May the family find peace in knowing he is in heaven and safe. RIP -
Yudo Gettid January 02, 2013 at 06:53 PM
well said
FRANKIE STARK January 02, 2013 at 10:42 PM
People need to speak up. Let the court system charge the Person, everyone know's who they think did this (can't ever say the word) Murder of Robert :'( ... We can't have it unsolved and need to "RESPECT Robert" and have this person account for the terrible crime. I loved Robert he will always be part of my Family. Part of my family is missing. Love you Robert .. Rest In Peace..
Steve January 03, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Men in suits in high places keep drugs illegal.There is much money to be made at the art of human misery.Teach your kids as best you can by example to make good choices in lifestyle and the company they keep and do your best if you are a dad.I have raised three fine young men here in Livermore.We have one of thew best towns in CA.
The VOICE January 03, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Even if he was he did not desrve to die that way.(NO ONE DOES)....who the hell are you to say anything!! you act like you perfect you must not be if you got so much to say.
Theresa Pinks January 04, 2013 at 08:35 AM
roger what are you talking about???
stellaboobella January 04, 2013 at 09:41 AM
To all spread the word, they still need more donations for his funeral, please. He at least deserves a proper burial, its the least we can do. Chase bank under Rachael Supnet or contact Ashley Harding or Zach Diaz Anything will help. RIP robert
Troy Duncan January 04, 2013 at 05:11 PM
The Government Has A Special "Victims Of Violent Crimes" Fund They Pay To Help With Families For Funeral Costs. Someone Close To Rachael Needs To Help Her File A Claim, I Think They Pay Around $7,500 To help Pay For Funeral.. I Will Post The Link Below.. RIP Robert http://vcgcb.ca.gov/resources.aspx
Tanya Holmes January 06, 2013 at 03:27 AM
This is scary for the neighborhood and sad for the family... Hopefully justice will be served.. RIP
GHS02 January 07, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Any details on a funeral date yet?
Traciellen January 08, 2013 at 08:22 PM
I am curious and a bit bothered by the fact there is very little information regarding the murder. Do you have any updates from LPD? Suspects?? Circumstances?
shannon McCart January 09, 2013 at 02:15 AM
It's been 10 days since you left us, and the pain just won't subside. Everyday when I finally wake up, I just want you to prove it's a lie. God I want my phone to ring, I Just want a message to appear. On my Facebook or a text, I want sound of your voice to be near.Your passing has changed things in ways, I am truly blessed to say. I talked to Rene last Sunday, putting the past we had away. In the distance I heard Little Kenny, playing with toys and babling away. It's so sad that one day he with know, the reason why his Daddy couldn't stay. I promise I will call your Mother, and check on her everyday. Don't worry Brandin and Jr will protect her in everyway. Everybody Loves you Kenneth and it's hard to find the right words, Ashley and Zack and many others, are raising money for the funeral you deserve. You have a memorial site, next to the the place you were forced to rest, your candles are forever burning, waiting for this to come to justice. I give you my word and I promise, that I will fight and never give up, to find the person who took you ever so brutally from us. I know that life has these trials that we are forced to undertake, but these tribulations we are now going through makes me want to hesitate. To accept that you are gone, but never ever forgotten. I miss you so much and I Love you Kenneth Robert Ogden. 
Mr Chisick January 16, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Robert had problems but no matter what he did not deserve to be murdered. I knew him since he was fourteen yrs old . He never really grew up an pretty much had the same mind frame as which I met him, but he was a good guy an if he would of had better opportunities an not been profile by LPD as a career crimal he probably would have been able to keep a job an make something of himself. You non Christian judgementle hippocrates which know about hard knocks need to stop throwing stones at my friend an prey that his soul will be forgiven. Robert's mother did her best rising him an the boys she is loving person an shouldnt have to be laying her oldest son to rest. Rip Lil Rob I still can't believe that happen to kid. NIC
Mr Chisick January 16, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Robert had problems but no matter what he did not deserve to be murdered. I knew him since he was fourteen yrs old . He never really grew up an pretty much had the same mind frame as which I met him, but he was a good guy an if he would of had better opportunities an not been profiled an mis labeled by LPD as a career crimal he probably would have been able to keep a job an make something of himself. All you non Christian judgementle hippocrates which know about hard knocks need to stop throwing stones at my friend an prey that his soul will be forgiven an paced next to Jesus. Robert's mother did her best rising him an the boys she is loving person an shouldn't have to be laying her oldest son to rest. Rip Lil Rob I still can't believe that happen to u kid. NIC
Mr Chisick January 16, 2013 at 03:34 AM
I didn't mean to send that twice an I left out a couple words here an there but Rob was good people's !
Kari Hulac (Editor) January 17, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Police say Jacob Kober, arrested today in Oregon, is a suspect in killing of Robert Ogden. http://patch.com/A-1kjn
Debra Apodaca January 18, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Robert was my third cousin never really new him that well but my heart goes out to his mother and grandmother if Robert was in any bad doing before he died god will judge him lets not Judge! But what can do is learn from it and what we can do to protect our community and our own children Robert May God Have mercy On your Soul!! I'm so sorry that it turn out like this cousin!!! R I P!!!
steven hevle January 19, 2013 at 09:22 AM
"you are the stupidest person how can you say that your happy that my friend is dead. Anyway I never herd the police say that it was gang related, get the facts before you open your mouth. I hope your family never has to go through this you all forget that Robert was a father,a big brother, a son and also my good friend.he did not deserve to lose his life . REST IN PEACE ROBERT!"
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 20, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Update on this story: http://patch.com/A-2VYT

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