Governor Schwarzenegger Offers Reward for Information in the Murder of Cecilia Garcia


WHEREAS, on January 8, 2002, Cecilia Garcia was found dead in her Livermore home by family members; and WHEREAS, the Livermore Police Department has conducted an extensive and exhaustive investigation and to date Cecilia's murder remains unsolved; and WHEREAS, Livermore Police Chief Steve Krull has asked that a state reward be offered to encourage individuals with information about this murder to contact law enforcement; and WHEREAS, the family of Cecilia Garcia fully supports the reward; and WHEREAS, public assistance is vital to law enforcement, and rewards often encourage public cooperation essential to apprehend those who have committed serious offenses; and WHEREAS, the Governor is authorized by Penal Code section 1547(a) to offer rewards up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who has committed, or is charged with the commission of, an offense punishable by death; and WHEREAS, the reward will be paid in accordance with Penal Code section 1547. NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby offer, effective immediately, a reward in the amount of fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000) for new information, voluntarily given hereafter, leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the individual or individuals who committed or is/are charged with the commission of an offense punishable by death for the murder of Cecilia Garcia. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the twenty-second day of November 2004. /s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California