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City Council Offers $50K For Killer Of Boyle Heights Teen

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the killer of a 14-year-old Boyle Heights girl.

Emmery Munoz left her home on Jan. 20, 2006 and was found dead five days later at the loading dock of an abandoned business on Marisol Street. The girl had been suffocated.

“Any little bit of information — any little detail, whatever that may be — may lead to larger evidence necessary to move forward,” City Councilman Jose Huizar said.

Detectives determined that Emmery attended raves and had made connections through Myspace, LAPD Detective Douglass Kirkland said. On the day she disappeared, she was supposed to go to a rave, but it’s unclear if there was a connection between raves and her death.

Emmery’s mother, aunt and 11-year-old sister pleaded for help in getting answers to their loved one’s murder.

“It’s been five painful years since they took Emmery away from us,” said aunt Rebecca Haro. “When you lose a relative to illness, or an accident, time does help you move on. But when it’s the way they took Emmery away from us — by murder — the pain just gets deeper and deeper … please help us get answers.”

The reward was offered by the Los Angeles City Council. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Kirkland at (323) 342-8984; (877) LAPD-24-7; or Crimestoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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