BARGER ANNOUNCES REWARDS FOR UNSOLVED MURDERS, SUSPICIOUS DISAPPEARANCE IN ANTELOPE VALLEY

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the availability of two $20,000 rewards for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the murder of Andrew Chavez and Clotee Reyes in Lancaster and the disappearance of Gloria Huerta in Palmdale.

“We need the public’s assistance to find the perpetrators responsible for these unsolved cases in the Antelope Valley,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “There are families, friends, and loved ones who have unanswered questions and deserve closure. I’m hopeful that these rewards will encourage the public’s cooperation to provide long overdue justice.” 

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) involved in the heinous murders of Andrew Chavez and Clotee Reyes. On September 30, 2017, 18-year-old Chavez and his 19-year-old girlfriend Reyes were fatally shot in Lancaster at approximately 1:46 a.m. after leaving an impromptu birthday party for a friend in the 43000 block of 6th Street East. As they stood outside talking with friends on the street, a black sedan drove northbound and gunshots were fired into the crowd. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives believe there are witnesses in the neighborhood who may have seen the suspect(s) or know of their identities.

A separate $20,000 reward is being offered in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the suspicious disappearance of 27-year-old Gloria “Jessica” Huerta. She was reported missing on August 3, 2020 and was last seen on the 14700 block of East Avenue Q-14 in Palmdale. Sheriff’s Department investigators believe an altercation occurred on the property where Ms. Huerta was staying in her trailer and suspect foul play was involved. The trailer has also been reported missing and is described as approximately 15 to 20 feet long, white, no markings and a door toward the rear.   

​Anyone with information about either of these cases can anonymously contact the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at lacrimestoppers.org. Tips and information can also be reported to the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau officers assigned to these cases. Dial (323) 890-5554 to speak with Lieutenant Derrick Alfred for the Chavez/Reyes murder and dial (323) 890-5500 to speak with Sergeant Chris Maurizi or Detective Mark Perez for the Huerta disappearance.

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