A billboard erected to try to bring two suspects to justice in a murder investigation was defaced sometime between yesterday afternoon and this morning.
Black graffiti covers the names and faces of the two sought-after suspects, which as of Thursday were visible to westbound traffic on 11th Street east of town. Evidently, it's the work of friends of the suspects who don't want their buddies hauled off, or of the suspects themselves who don't want to be hauled off.
Either way, it's a sign that someone feels pressured by the billboard's presence. Which means it's imperative to clean it up as soon as possible, and get those faces back on the minds of the thousands of drivers who travel westward into Tracy.