What’s missing?

If you caught “The Girl Next Door” on CBS’s “48 HOURS” last weekend, about the Castro Valley Jane Doe case, a couple of pieces of the puzzle were missing.

Lone Tree Cemetery was identified as the place where Yesenia Nungaray Becerra, 16, was buried after her body was found on May 1, 2006, in the rear of a Castro Valley restaurant parking lot. Program producers only mentioned Castro Valley and Hayward in the program, and Lone Tree is in Fairview.

Also, the television show mentioned the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect who lived in the same Hayward cottage as Yesenia. The small home actually is on Smalley Avenue in Cherryland.


  • The Fairview and Cherryland districts have Hayward addresses.

  • monica ruiz

    Why is that unincorporated areas of Alameda county are referred to as cities by the Daily Review but they do have Hayward addresses according to the USP except for Castro Valley and San Lorenzo; how did they manage to get recognized as cities by the postal service?

  • Kim Santos

    Monica, I think you meant they are not referred to as cities by the Daily Review, right? They technically have city addresses, but are unincorporated areas, which mean they are governed by the county and not the city. I think, probably, it’s a moot point to people who don’t live in the area, which I imagine is the reason why 48 Hours went that route.

  • cwbyht

    That means nothing to viewers of 48 hours. The different city names would just confuse them.