Help Solve These Crimes!
Adam Rodriguez (20)
& Robert Ruiz (23)
November 20, 2005
Adam Rodriguez and
- Adam Rodriguez, 20, of West Covina and Robert Ruiz, 23, of La Puente
were attending the same backyard party in the 2200 block of James
Avenue in West Covina on Nov. 20, 2005, when a gunman killed them
and wounded two others.
seeking leads in double stabbing
offers reward for information on party slayings
Is Coming To A Billboard Near You!
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JUSTICE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN INVITE YOU TO ATTEND OUR NEWS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUG 29, 2008 10AM ON SEPULVEDA AND FIGUEROA.
WE WELCOME ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY WANT TO SAY TO THE MEDIA REGARDING THE VICTIMS ON THE BILLBOARD, VIOLENCE, ETC. Carson Police Dept AND THEIR NEW PROGRAM, Crime Tip Line...ETC.WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT. CAPTAIN ROGERS WILL LEAD THE NEWS CONFERENCE. FM: ANNA DEL RIO, MEDIA RELATIONS, 323 255 3079 "JUSTICE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN" CITY OF CARSON BILLBOARD LOCATION, SEPULVEDA AND FIGUEROA. I WILL GET THE PSYCHICAL ADDRESS. RE: A NEWS CONFERENCE IN FRONT OF THE JFMC CARSON BILLBOARD TO STOP THE KILLING SHOWING THE IMAGES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS.
WEST LOS ANGELES, PICO & EXPOSITION-GATEWAY
MISSION & ROSWELL POMONA, CA
SLAUSON & MAIN
South Los Angeles
GLASSEL PARK BILLBOARD MURDER VICTIMS
WAS A SENIOR AT OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE. SHE WAS AN ARTIST, WRITER, POET,
DANCER AND ACTRESS. THIS BRILLIANT TALENTED YOUNG WOMAN LIVED LIFE
TO THE FULLEST. ON OCTOBER 28, 2000, AT THE AGE OF 22, HER LIFE WAS
BRUTALLY TAKEN AWAY BY TWO INDIVUALS ON A 40-MINUTE ROBBERY SPREE
IN HOLLYWOOD, CA. THE`TWO SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF
WENDY’S MURDER. THEY ARE NOW SERVING LIFE SENTENCES.
A 16 YEAR OLD SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LOVED TO READ THE NEWSPAPER
EVERYDAY. HE HAD HIS SITE ON ATTENDING USC AND MAJORING IN MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING. THE DAY THAT MATTHEW WAS SHOT TO DEATH, HE HAD JUST RECEIVED
HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE FOR A 16 YEAR OLD, HE WAS
SO EXCITED! HIS SISTER SYNTHIA SAID THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST
DAYS OF HIS LIFE. BUT, THAT DAY ENDED FOR MATTHEW ON FEBRUARY 2, 1998.
HE WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS FRONT YARD IN ECHO PARK WHILE TALKING WITH
FRIENDS. MATTHEW BECAME THE SHOOTER’S FIRST VICTIM. THE SHOOTER
MURDERED AGAIN THAT MONTH AND WAS LISTED ON LAPD’S MOST WANTED.
THE SHOOTER THEN ESCAPED OUT OF THE UNITED STATES AND SOME MONTHS
LATER RE ENTERED THE UNITED STATES AND CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A THIRD
VICTIM. THE SUSPECT, NOW A DEFENDANT, AWAITS A SCHEDULED TRIAL DATE
AND THE ACCOMPLICES IN MATTHEW’S MURDER ARE NOW FREE WALKING
WAS WEEKS AWAY FROM CELEBRATING HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY. HE WAS SELECTED
AS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY WHERE HE WORKED.
SEAN’S AMBITION WAS TO BE PROMOTED WITHIN THE COMPANY IN HOPE
OF TRAVELING TO THE DIFFERENT RESTAURANT SITES. HIS ASPIRATION AND
DREAMS WERE STOPPED BY A BULLET TO HIS HEAD. ON JANUARY 31, 2004 SEAN
AND HIS FRIEND LEFT THE CYPRESS PARK AREA WHERE HIS GRANDMOTHER LIVES
TO BUY HAMBURGERS. A CAR WITH FOUR INDIVUALS PULLED UP TO SEAN’S
CAR AND SHOT HIM. THIS CASE IS UNSOLVED AND HAS A $50,000. REWARD.
AS A YOUNG GRANDMOTHER OF EIGHT, NORA
MADE HER LIVING SELLING FRUIT FROM THE BACK OF HER TRUCK. THE PRETTY
YOUNG MOTHER OF FOUR CHILDREN WORKED VERY HARD TO PROVIDE FOR HER
FAMILY. NORA’S LIFE WAS CUT SHORT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2002
NEAR QUEEN AND BLAKE STREET IN ELYSIAN VALLEY. SHE WAS SHOT NEAR HER
FRUIT TRUCK WHILE WORKING ALONE. THE KILLER TOOK HER HANDBAG AND LEFT
NORA TO DIE ON THE STREETS. NORA’S CASE IS STILL COLD. SHE HAS
A FAMILY THAT IS ASKING FOR HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR ANY LEADS.
SPANISH SPEAKING VICTIMS: GLASSELL PARK ISAAC CASTILLO,
SON OF MURDER VICTIM, NORA CONCEPCION GUTIERREZ. BERTA BARBES, MOTHER
OF MATHEW BRAVO AND SYNTHIA BARBES-JORGE, SISTER OF MATHEW BRAVO.
FAMILY CONTACT OF INGLEWOOD BILLBOARD MURDER
AGE 15, SHOT TO DEATH, 7/1/03, HARBOR CITY, UNSOLVED: CONTACT: MOTHER\.
TERESA HARO 310-326-6110
2. CARL COVINGTON,
AGE 19, SHOT TO DEATH, 3/28/03, INGLEWOOD,CA UNSOLVED CONTACT MOTHER:
CARLA COVINGTON 323-788-3185
MAYS, AGE 28, SHOT
TO DEATH, 8/20/05, AT HER JOB. CONTACT: MOTHER LIZ STEWART, 323-231-5337
4. GREGG GIBSON,
AGE 20, SHOT TO DEATH WITH FRIEND, 11/16/02, INGLEWOOD,CA UNSOLVED.
CONTACT MOTHER: JUDY GIBSON 310-357-0552
FAMILY CONTACT OF COVINA BILLBOARD MURDER VICTIMS
1. BEKAH ZASK,
AGE 21, MURDERED. NO CONTACT WITH PARENT
2. FRANK SALINAS,
AGE 24, SHOT TO DEATH, 7/22/02, CONTACT MOTHER EARLY AM: LORRAINE
3. JENNIFER PIERRE,
AGE 22, STABBED TO DEATH ON MARCH 17, 1998, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE
4. ROBERTO “BOBBY” RUIZ
JR. AGE 23, SHOT TO DEATH, 11/20/2005 CONTACT:
MOM AT 626-336-4513 OR CELL 626-483-3177
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
(West Covina, CA)
Signs to Urge Urban Peace
October 20, 2006
It's been nearly a year since Roberto "Bobby" Ruiz Jr. and
Adam Rodriguez were shot and killed while at a backyard birthday party
in West Covina.
The Nov. 20 shooting remains unsolved.
But their families and a nonprofit group hope a billboard will lead
to new information.
Ruiz will be among four slaying victims
featured on a billboard to be unveiled Oct. 30 at Arrow Highway and
Barranca Avenue in Covina. The billboard will include a tip line to
call and the words "Stop the Killing."
The billboard is part of a campaign launched
in May by Justice for Murdered Children, a nonprofit group founded
by parents of homicide victims.
"Our whole objective is to let people
know that anyone can be a victim of a homicide and to bring awareness
to the unsolved homicide," said LaWanda Hawkins, one of the group's
She said their wish is to put up at least
one billboard every month. They were fortunate to get three billboards
this month, Hawkins said. They unveiled the billboard in Los Angeles
on Thursday and the one in Inglewood has an Oct. 26 unveiling.
The billboards will be up for a month.
Justice for Murdered Children have put up six billboards featuring
Ruiz's mother, Luz, belongs to the group.
"I would like to create awareness with the public what is going
on the streets and that our kids are getting murdered," Luz Ruiz
said. "I would like to ask our community - West Covina and other
cities - to join us in the fight to end the senseless killing of our
kids." She also hopes that anyone who heard or saw anything about
her son's case will come forward after seeing the billboard and call
Candlelight vigils for Ruiz and Rodriguez
are held every 20th of the month at the West Covina Civic Center.
Ruiz's sister, Claudia, said they planned on holding the vigil 8 p.m.,
Friday by the new billboard.
"I would like to invite everybody
to join us in a prayer, to pray for our kids because I don't wish
another family to go through what we're going through," said
Luz Ruiz, who is raising Roberto's 3-year-old son.
(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718
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We have support group meetings for families
and friends of murder victims
once a month at the 77th Street Police Station
We are in local high schools once a week
talking to youth
We are in the California Youth Authority
once a month talking to youth
We produce a cable show called "Crimes
In The Hood"
THANK YOU for your support and
ask for your
continued commitment in helping us protect our children!