Moreno Valley residents are on edge as the search continues for Norma Lopez’s killer.
Parents are taking extra precautions knowing the person who murdered Lopez is likely still out there.
“It’s frightening, it’s scary,” said 18 year-old Kyshawn Grant, who went to school with Lopez. “This is ridiculous, you shouldn’t have to walk around town scared and afraid always looking overyour shoulder cause you never know what’s going to happen.” Parents are keeping their kids indoors and making sure they go in pairs or groups.
Deputies still aren’t releasing suspect information. Investigators aren’t saying how Lopez died or if she was sexually assaulted. Norma was kidnapped on the morning of July 15th on her way to a friends house after summer school. A resident found her lifeless body less than three miles from where she disappeared.
Authorities are still looking for the driver of a green SUV seen near the abduction site. Deputies are also checking on sex offenders and following up on leads. While many remain scared, Danielle Estrada says, “It’s good know you live in a community where if something like this happens people will come together to be there and pray for you.”
A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. If you’d like to contribute to the reward fund, you can request to donate to the fund at Wells Fargo banks.
Anyone with information related to the case is urged to call the Moreno Valley Police Department hotline designated for this case at (877) 242-4345 or e-mail the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.