Brianna Kupfer: LAPD offer $50,000 reward for information on UCLA student’s killing

Reward offered as manhunt for homeless suspect reaches its fifth day

Bevan Hurley
Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:36 GMT
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The LAPD are offering a $50,000 reward for help finding the man who killed UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer.

Ms Kupfer, 24, was attacked and killed while working alone at Croft House furniture store in the suburb of Hancock Park last Thursday afternoon.

Police have said the suspect is a homeless man.

In a statement, the LAPD said: “West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking the public’s help for information identifying and locating the suspect in a deadly stabbing, which occurred on January 13, 2022 and will announce a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.”

The LAPD are due to hold a press conference at 1pm PST (4pm EST) to formally announce the reward.

LAPD police chief Michael Moore, city council member Paul Koretz and a member of the Kupfer family will attend.

Ms Kupfer’s killing has prompted an outpouring of grief and anger amid soaring violent crime rates in Los Angeles.

Her father Todd Kupfer has blamed political inaction in the city for the surging crime levels in Los Angeles.

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