FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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GLORIA MOLINA EXTENDS $150,000 REWARD
FOR BRENDA SIERRA KIDNAPPING AND KILLING
Molina ‘Not Giving Up’ on Catching Culprit in
East L.A. Teen’s ’02 Homicide
LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2009)—Los Angeles County Supervisor
“Until we catch her killer, we’re not giving up,” Molina said. “Brenda Sierra was an energetic young teenager from the heart of the
Sierra lived with her family in the Saybrook neighborhood of unincorporated East Los Angeles and was a sophomore at
Despite increasing an initial $5,000 reward to $150,000 on January 27, 2003—and even after a series of annual community vigils near the Sierra home on each anniversary of Brenda’s death—the case went cold. In the Fall of 2008, Molina successfully petitioned to have the case transferred to the purview of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Today’s reward extension is good for another six months.
Anyone with information is urged to call Captain Henry Romero of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station at (323) 264-4151.