Rewards for Information Related to Three Recent Murders in Long Beach Authorized

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reward in murder investigationThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized three $10,000 rewards on Tuesday, at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe, for information related to three recent homicides in the City of Long Beach. Detectives felt it would be beneficial to offer a reward for these three cases, saying it may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individuals responsible for this crime.

Callers can remain anonymous and their identity will remain confidential. 

Murder of Mylon Waggoner — April 5, 2011

On April 05, 2011, shortly before 7:00 a.m., Long Beach police officers responded to the intersection of Wardlow and Webster Avenue to a report of a male subject laying unconscious on a bus bench with blood on his tennis shoes. When officers arrived, they discovered the deceased body of 37-year-old Mylon Waggoner, a resident of Winnetka, California. Waggoner was found to have sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper torso area that resulted in his death.

Detectives have canvassed the area in an attempt to find additional witnesses to the ones that provided the initial pertinent information on the stabbing. As of this date, no additional witnesses have come forward so far.

Contact: Detectives Peter Lackovic or Hugo Cortes (562) 570-7247
Main Office (562) 570-7244, Long Beach Police Department – Homicide Detail

Murder of Sor Phouam — Jan. 22, 2011

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, shortly before 8:00 p.m., Long Beach police officers responded to a convenience store in the 1900-block of East 4th Street regarding a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they discovered the body of 53-year-old Sor Phouam, who was a well-known and long-time store employee. Mr. Phouam had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

A preliminary investigation revealed that two male suspects entered the business with the intent to commit a robbery.  They approached the counter where a male customer was in the process of completing his purchase. After taking money from the customer, the suspect turned his attention back to Mr. Phouam and fatally shot him.

Detectives have released a video depicting the suspects, but few witnesses have come forward so far.  This is a re-establishment of a previous reward.

Contact: Detectives Roger Zottneck or David Rios: (562) 570-7247
Main Office: (562) 570-7244, Long Beach Police Department – Homicide Detail

Murder of Brian Humphries — Sept. 10, 2010

On Friday, September 10, 2010, shortly before 10:30 p.m., Long Beach police officers responded to a shooting that had just occurred in the 1000-block of Lewis Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, 23 year-old Brian Humphries, a well known resident from the neighborhood lying in the parkway on the street. Humphries had sustained a gunshot wounds to his upper torso and was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Detectives have learned there were numerous witnesses standing in front of their residences on the night of the murder, yet few witnesses have come forward so far.

Contact: Detectives Malcolm Evans or Todd Johnson (562) 570-5574
Main Office (562) 570-7244, Long Beach Police Department – Homicide Detail

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