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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Media Relations

Vigil in Remembrance of 12 Murder Victims

Vigil in Remembrance of 12 Murder Victims


WHAT:
Community Vigil
        
WHEN:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Southeast corner of Colden Avenue and Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(Location is where one of the four billboards offering a reward for information about the serial murders is posted)

WHO:
Councilmember Bernard Parks
Deputy Chief Beck, Commanding Officer, Detectives Bureau    
LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detectives
77th Street Division and Southeast Division personnel
Community Members
Victims’ family members
        
WHY:
To create community awareness to a series of 12 murders over a 22 year period that police believe were committed by a serial killer; to remember the victims; and to disseminate information regarding these cases and the suspect(s).

The crimes occurred primarily in South Los Angeles.  There was also one crime in unincorporated Los Angeles County and one in the City of Inglewood.  The murders began in 1985 and continued through 2007.  

The City of Los Angeles is offering a reward for up to $500,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder and attempt murder of Los Angeles area victims.

Please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 for further information.