Reward proposed to help solve Montecito Heights murder

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.


  1. This case seemed wrought with conjecture right from the start. May any witnesses find themselves in a position courageous enough to step forward with any information they’ve been holding onto–however irrelevant it may seem. I didn’t know the victim, Edward Melgar, but my condolences go out to his family and friends.

  2. Anyone can report information without giving their name to LAPD Northeast station at 1-323-344-5701 or 1-877-ASK-LAPD.

    Councilmember Reyes could save money if he would just spend money for a neighborhood prosecutor at the Northeast station or put more police on the streets. A penny spent is a penny saved. Preventive medicine is the best kind.

  3. It’s hard to believe that no1 saw what went wrong that night,is not right that his father can’t even have Justice for his Son! Have a heart please make things right come foward get a murderer off our streets!

  4. Stupid avenues gang

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