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Reward finally issued in 'Baby Jane Cordova Doe' case

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 13:08:59-04
A cash reward was issued in connection to the "Baby Jane Cordova Doe" case.
In 2006, the body of an unknown girl was discovered in the trash at a local apartment complex. She was later identified as 3-year-old Crystal Figueroa.
Crystal's mother and her boyfriend were eventually charged and sentenced in the case.

Ten years ago, a local Mexican restaurant offered a reward of $10,000 for anyone with information leading to the arrest of Crystal's killer.

Crystal's grandma, Lilia Perez, filed the missing person report for her granddaughter and has thought about this tragedy ever since it happened.

"Every day," she said. "That's something that you never forget."

The reward money was never given to Crystal's grandmother due to her relationship with her daughter. The money sat in the bank ever since. The money has since tripled to $30,000 and was given to Crystal's older sister Lesley, who is now 17.

"My heart dropped," Lesley said. "I was like wow, there's someone out there that's helping me. That's giving me an amazing opportunity."

It is money that will help Lesley pay for college.

"(I'm going to) save it for college, college fund," she said. "Yeah that's my goal, cause I really want to make sure I accomplish my goal in life and that's to join the law enforcement."