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Rikishi Pleads For Help Following The Murder Of His Niece


Former WWE Superstar Rikishi has appealed for help following the senseless killing of his 16-year-old niece Jaedah Tofaeono in July.

Tofaeono and another female were both shot in the San Francisco neighbourhood of Bayview, and now the San Francisco Police Department is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer.

The SFPD issued the following report on the incident:

“On Friday, July 30, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., San Francisco Police officers from Bayview Station responded to the unit block of Bertha Lane for a report of a shooting. While responding to the call officers were advised that two female shooting victims, ages 16 and 45, were privately transported to a local hospital. The 45-year-old victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive. Despite life-saving efforts, the 16-year-old victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The SFPD Homicide Detail is leading the investigation.”

“The San Francisco Police Department has authorized a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder.”

“Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Sergeant Francis Graves #1734 of the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail at 1-415-553-9099 during business hours, by calling the SFPD 24-Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or by sending a text message to Text-A-Tip at TIP411 and beginning the text message with SFPD.”

Rikishi then took to social media to appeal to anyone with information to come forward:

WWE Hall Of Famer Rikishi is the father of the current SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos and the uncle of reigning WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Rikishi’s younger son Sefa Fatu was recently signed by WWE as part of the newest class of recruits to the WWE Performance Center.

Everyone at Inside The Ropes sends their condolences to Rikishi and the family of Jaedah Tofaeono at this incredibly sad time.