The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Don Knabe, whose district includes Long Beach, asked for and received the board’s approval to offer the reward during a Tuesday morning meeting that took place three days after the infant was snatched from her home. The amount is higher than the standard $10,000 because this particular case is so heinous, Knabe said.
Police Chief Robert Luna said the LBPD is working with federal departments, including the FBI, and is reviewing any available surveillance footage from the area where the infant was found in Imperial Beach, and near the family’s home on the 100 block of W. 51st Street in Long Beach, where the shooting occurred. A sketch of the suspect is pending, he said. Long Beach police emphasized that the public’s assistance will be crucial to solving this case.
He also said the LBPD is working with the San Diego County Coroner’s Office to determine exactly how and when Eliza died.