Councilman Ed Reyes has proposed offering a $50,000 reward to help solve the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old Edward Melgar last March in Montecito Heights. Melgar was walking home from a neighborhood market when he was stabbed. He was able to make it to his Griffin Avenue home but was not able to provide any information about the attack before he died, according to Reyes’ City Council motion. Early police reports indicated that a neighbor may have been responsible for the stabbing but that proved not to be the case. Instead, police have not been able to find suspects or a motive in the killing. “Detectives hope that a monetary reward compels members of the public to provide more information,” says the motion.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the reward on Friday, Aug. 3.