Los Angeles, California – Officials in Los Angeles County are doing everything in their power to help the investigation regarding a missing person.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion about extending the award for the woman who went missing in 2020 to $20,000, hoping it will encourage the cooperation of the public and prompt anyone who might have information about the missing woman or about those responsible for her disappearance to come forward.
The missing woman, 27-year-old Gloria “Jessica” Huerta, disappeared in 2020 on August 3. The last time she was seen was in the 14700 block of East Avenue Q-14. She is described as a 4’11″ tall Hispanic female, weighing 110 pounds, and having brown eyes and brown hair. She also has the name Jessica tattooed on her right shoulder. The investigation at the time showed that she was staying in a white-colored trailer, around 15-20 feet long, on a property near Lake Los Angeles, where an altercation reportedly took place prior to her disappearance. The trailer she was staying in is also missing.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors initially set a $10,000 reward for information regarding her disappearance, but yesterday they decided to increase it to $20,000.
The L.A. County Supervisor, Kathryn Barger, who made the proposal of extending the reward, said the following after the Board of Supervisors approved the motion: “Jessica has been missing for more than two years. My heart is breaking for this young woman’s family, who are desperately pleading for the public’s help so she can be found and brought home. I’m hopeful that extending this reward will encourage the public’s cooperation so we can both find Jessica and hold those responsible for her disappearance accountable.”
If you have information regarding her disappearance, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone who wants to stay anonymous has the option to submit tips by calling the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org.
The authorities have a strong suspicion that Huerta was the victim of foul play.