April 30, 2010 > Governor offers rewards for information in three unsolved cases
Governor offers rewards for information in three unsolved cases
Submitted By Aaron McLear
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the person or persons responsible for the following three unsolved cases in California. The following is a brief description of each crime and the reward amount offered:
On August 20, 1987, the body of 33-year-old Dennis Palmer was found in a mine shaft on his property in Amador County. The $50,000 reward was requested by Amador County Sheriff Martin A. Ryan.
On May 9, 2007, 15-year-old Ricardo Perez was helping unload groceries from a vehicle in San Diego when he was approached by a vehicle containing three occupants. After a verbal exchange, he was shot at close range with a shotgun. The $50,000 reward was requested by San Diego Police Chief William M. Lansdowne.
On October 7, 2008, 29-year-old Michael Riley was going to visit a friend at an apartment complex in Merced when he was confronted by an unknown suspect or suspects and was shot to death. The $50,000 reward was requested by Merced Police Chief Norm Andrade.
Rewards may be offered for specified crimes under the California Penal Code and subject to statutory maximums. Rewards do not expire and are only paid if the information leads to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the individual or individuals charged with the crime.