LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Seventeen-year-old Michelle Lozano was last seen alive across from Lincoln High school one day before her body was found in April 2011 next to the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights. Bree’Anna Guzman, a 22-year-old single mother, went missing after she went to the Lincoln Heights Rite-Aid on the day after Christmas 2011; her body was found a month later next to the 5 Freeway in Silver Lake. As both murders remain unsolved, officials recently extended a pair of $50,000 rewards to help solve the killings.
Police initially played down concerns by residents that the two murders might have been connected. But in April 2014, investigators said that forensic evidence linked both killings. With no suspects in custody, the rewards were issued by the city as well as the FBI in hopes that new information would help find the killer or killers. “My biggest concern is I have no eyewitnesses to this,” Det. Jay King said at a 2014 press conference covered by the L.A. Times.
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