VIDEO: $40,000 Reward Offered -- And LB Police Chief Luna Makes Passionate, Intense Appeal To Community For Info -- To Help Solve Murder of Mother And 4 Yr Old Daughter, 9th/Locust is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(August 12, 2016) -- At a midafternoon news conference today (Aug. 12), Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna made a passionate, intense appeal for witnesses or others in the community to share what they know, and a $40,000 reward will now be offered ($20k from L.A. County + $20k from LB City) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murders of Carina Mancera, 26, and her daughter Jennabel Anaya, 4, shot to death at corner of 9th St./Locust Ave. on Saturday night Aug. 6.

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LBPD says callers can remain anonymous; LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch, Teryl Hubert or Michael Hubbard can be reached at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to one's smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting


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At the news conference, Mayor Robert Garcia, flanked by Councilmembers Lena Gonzalez and Dee Andrews, said an agenda item is scheduled for the Aug. 16 LB City Council meeting to seek approval of the City's share of the $20,000 reward; on the same day a similar item will come to L.A. County Board of Supervisors brought Supervisor Don Knabe.



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