Clarifying an announcement by City Manager Steve Mermell earlier in the week, the City of Pasadena officially announced on Wednesday that it will be offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in any existing unsolved Pasadena murder case.
Pasadena has seen 53 homicides in the past ten years and seven of those remain unsolved, according to Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.
In order to claim a reward, citizens must provide information to the Pasadena Police Department which leads to the apprehension and conviction of the party responsible for the homicide.
In the case of multiple claims, each claim will be reviewed to determine whether one claimant receives the entire $5,000 reward or if the $5,000 reward will be split among two or more claimants.
“Solving these murders and ensuring public safety is of paramount importance to our Police Department. We want to bring justice to the families affected by these tragedies and hope that the reward money will provide an incentive for anyone with information to come forward,” said City Manager Steve Mermell Wednesday.
Pasadena Police detectives continue to follow up on information that has been provided on all cases and will thoroughly investigate any new leads, said Derderian.
Information may also be reported anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for crimes committed in Los Angeles County, and you may remain anonymous. That $1,000 reward would be in addition to any reward offered by the City.
Tips regarding any unsolved homicide in Pasadena can also be directed to Pasadena Police Detective Lieutenant Jesse Carrillo at (626) 744-4517.