Board of Supervisors Approves Reward for Information Related to Death of Newborn Eliza Delacruz

LOS ANGELES, January 6, 2015 — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Don Knabe to establish a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the death of Eliza Delacruz.

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, at approximately 5:50p.m., the father, mother and uncle of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz were shot while in their home in the 100 block of W. 51st Street in Long Beach, by a male suspect who entered the home.  Eliza was abducted by the suspect, and subsequently found deceased the following day in a trash dumpster in San Diego County.  Detectives have few leads in the case and believe a reward will prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward.  They can remain anonymous.

“I made this motion in collaboration with the Long Beach Police Department to support their aggressive work to bring to justice the person(s) who committed this heinous crime,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.  “We are asking anyone who has any information to please come forward – they can remain anonymous.”

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Detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244

Long Beach Police Department – Homicide Detail