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News Release

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered NA16379jh

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Fountain Avenue and Kenmore Avenue

WHO: Los Angeles City Council Member Mitch O'Farrell, District 13
LAPD Captain I Jonathan Tom, Commanding Officer Central Traffic Division
LAPD Central Traffic Detective II Johnny Meneses
LAPD Central Traffic Detective I Jose De Leon
Family members of Gabriela Futsi

WHY: On November 26, 2016, around 9:25 p.m., Gabriela Futsi, 70-years-old, was crossing Fountain Avenue utilizing her walker. Futsi was legally within the unmarked crosswalk intersection when she was fatally struck by a hit and run driver. Unfortunately, the witnesses were unable to obtain the hit and run vehicle's license plate number. Surveillance cameras from a nearby residence captured footage of the collision and the hit and run vehicle.

Detectives will be providing more details about the case and video of the collision. Detectives will also request the public's help in identifying the hit and run suspect and the hit and run vehicle.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Detective Jose De Leon, Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3713.