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Reward offered in baby Eliza’s death

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of killing 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz, whose body was found Sunday in a San Diego County dumpster.

The infant was abducted Saturday night by a gunman who had burst into her Long Beach home, wounding her parents and an uncle. Supervisor Don Knabe, whose district includes Long Beach, authored the motion that led to the board’s unanimous vote.

The reward comes in the wake of an acknowledgement by Long Beach police that they have made little headway in their investigation because the description of the shooter was vague and survivors of the attack have offered few clues. Police have said that they do not believe the crime was random.

“I made this motion in collaboration with the Long Beach Police Department to support to bring justice to the person(s) who committed this heinous crime,” Knabe said in a statement. “We are asking anyone who has any information to please come forward. They can remain anonymous.”

Anyone with information should contact detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia of the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detail—(562) 570-7244.

Posted 1/6/15