California Governor Gavin Newsom announces a $50,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of a homicide in Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the possibility of a $50,000 prize for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the slaying of Tioni Theus.
16-year-old Tioni Theus was found dead on the side of the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 2022.
It was determined that she had been shot to death by an unknown assailant or assailants.
It has been determined that all investigative leads have been explored, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has requested that a prize be presented in order to encourage anyone with information about this homicide to call the CHP at 323-644-9550.
Law enforcement agencies in California may petition the Governor to grant rewards in certain unresolved cases in which they have exhausted all investigative leads in order to encourage persons with information about the crimes to come forward. This is allowed under California law.
While law enforcement relies heavily on public help, financial incentives may be used to foster the kind of public cooperation that is required to catch those who have committed significant crimes.
Tioni Theus, a 16-year-old young lady, was discovered dead as a result of a homicide on August 1, 2012.
A homicide investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol Southern Division Special Services Command’s Major Crimes Unit, and anyone with information is asked to contact them.