$10K Reward Offered For Information Leading To Long Beach Murder Suspects

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to two persons of interest wanted in the 2009 murder of a 76-year-old woman.

Leam Sovanasy, of Long Beach, was found fatally stabbed in her home on the morning of Jan. 31, 2009.

“Victim Sovanasy was the mother of seven children, grandmother of 20, and great-grandmother of six.  The avid Los Angeles Lakers fan was a Cambodian immigrant who survived the Khmer Rouge regime, only to be violently murdered in her Long Beach home,” Det. Teryl Hubert said.

A motive for the murder was never determined.

Witnesses told Long Beach police that two men were seen in the area of the murder that were suspicious.

The first suspect was described as a Black male in his mid 20s, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He had black hair, brown eyes and a medium to thick build.

The second person of interest was also described as a Black male in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with black hair, brown eyes and a medium build.

(credit: LBPD)

Chevy Caprice Classic (credit: LBPD)

Both men were seen in a four-door white Chevrolet Caprice Classic.

Anyone with any information relating to the murder, the identities of either of the individuals, or has seen or knows of a vehicle matching the description provided, should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hubert or  Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244.


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