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Reward Offered in Cold South L.A. Murder Case

Councilwoman Jan Perry offered $75,000 for information aiding a 5-year-old murder case.

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry and the Los Angeles Police Department renewed their offer of a $75,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the capture of the person or people who murdered and robbed two college students in South Los Angeles five years ago.

Clifton Hibbert Jr., 22, and Kenneth Patterson, 23, were both shot in the head on the 4200 block of Figueroa Street, less than five blocks south of the Los Angeles Coliseum, in 2008. Hibbert, the son of Jamaican immigrants and an aspiring law student, died just weeks before graduating from California State University Northridge.

Investigators hope that the reward, along with advertising space on a digital billboard donated by the Clear Channel Communications, will incentivize those with information on the murder case to come forward.

Perry appeared with members of Hibbert's family to announce the reward.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to call LAPD homicide detectives.

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