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LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday May 3rd, 2019 :: 10:11 a.m. PDT


LA County and City of Carson Offer $20,000 Reward For Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Suspect


On April 16, 2019 a male was found dead in a vehicle that was discovered on the 400 block of E Carson Plaza Drive in the City of Carson. Both Mercado and Cerratos are wanted in connection with the murder and are considered armed and dangerous. Mercado’s daughter Alora Benitez, is believed to be with both suspects.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the City of Carson, have approved a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

Your tips could help investigators. Please call Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you want to remain ANONYMOUS, you can call "Crime Stoppers" at 800-222-8477, use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
21356 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90745

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-830-1123

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