NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
BOARD ESTABLISHES $10,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION
RELATED TO MURDER OF 28-YEAR OLD TORRANCE RESIDENT
LOS ANGELES, February 24, 2009 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $10,000 reward today, at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe, for information related to the murder of 28-year old, Torrance resident, Cori Daye Desmond.
On Valentine’s Day night, Cori went to visit some friends working at the Bac Street Lounge in Redondo Beach. While at the lounge, Cori reportedly was involved in an argument with an unidentified patron. She was last seen walking to her car alone at 2:30 a.m. Her body was found stuffed in a bag and dumped on a snowy San Bernardino County road on February 16. She was murdered, a victim of blunt force trauma. Her blue-gray Jeep Wrangler was found abandoned on Mackay Lane, just a short walk from the Bac Street Lounge.
San Bernardino County detectives are searching for Cori’s killer and they ask that anyone with any information that might help solve this senseless murder contact them at 909-387-3589 or call We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME. To help in this effort, the County of Los Angeles is offering this reward to encourage anyone with information to come forward.
“It is important for the County of Los Angeles to display an unwavering stance against random acts of violence,” said Supervisor Knabe. “In order to bring these suspects to justice, and demonstrate our intolerance to such deplorable crimes, I believe this reward should be established, hoping someone will come forward so that we can bring these suspects to justice.”
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