A Los Angeles city councilman is expected to ask his colleagues Wednesday to offer a $50,000 for the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for the hit-and-run death of 39-year-old Treva Arnold in South Los Angeles.
Councilman Bernard Parks plans to introduce a motion requesting the reward, which will likely be considered at Friday’s City Council meeting, his aides said.
Arnold was struck while crossing the street at the intersection of Denker and Slauson avenues at 2:35 a.m. on Jan. 4. The car that hit her was described as silver or tan and looked to be a Honda, Toyota or Volkswagen heading east on Slauson Avenue. The driver failed to stop and help Arnold, who died on impact, police said.
Anyone with information about who may have struck Arnold is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division at (323) 421- 2577 or (323) 421-2500.
The City Council is also scheduled to vote Wednesday on a series of reward motions aimed at capturing the killers in three unsolved murder cases in South Los Angeles. A separate motion will also ask the council to re-instate a $75,000 reward to track down the serial rapist known as the Teardrop Rapist.
Parks will urge his colleagues to approve a $50,000 reward to find the person who attacked 62-year-old Maria Elena Rivas while she walked home from the grocery store on Dec. 22, and a $75,000 reward to bring in the gunman who killed 17-year-old Bert Crump Jr. and injured Clifford Adolfo Williamson on Aug. 22.
The councilman will also ask for the renewal of a $50,000 reward in the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Roshon Davis on Jan. 29, 2014.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about these cases to contact the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341
Another councilman, Curren Price, is requesting renewal of a reward to catch the Teardrop Rapist, who is suspected of having sexually assaulted 35 women in the past two decades.