$50,000 Reward Offered in Double Homicide Investigation

August 14, 2003

Los Angeles City Councilman Ed P. Reyes, Rampart Area Commanding Officer Captain Charles L. Beck, Rampart Homicide Detectives, and Family Members of Manuel De Jesus Rivas Carillo and Delmis Del Carmen Rodriguez
Press Conference Announcing the Reward for Information Leading to Identifying the Killer(s) of Manuel De Jesus Rivas Carillo and Delmis Del Carmen Rodriguez
Friday, August 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.
Flor Blanca Restaurant, 806 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Saturday, August 9, 2003, at about 4:20 p.m., four suspects described as male Hispanics in their twenties, entered The Flor Blanca Restaurant located 806 South Alvarado Street. One of the suspects took out a handgun and began shooting inside the restaurant, striking and fatally wounding 24 year-old Manuel De Jesus Rivas Carrillo and 28 year-old Delmis Del Carmen Rodriguez. The suspects fled to an awaiting vehicle described only as a dark colored sedan.
The Los Angeles City Council has set up a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the deaths of Carrillo and Rodriguez.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives at 213-207-2060. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer John Moreno, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.