Hahn Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Reopened 2005 Hacienda Heights Murder Case

Los Angeles, CA —   Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn offered a $10,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the apprehension or conviction of those responsible for the 2005 murder of Edward Berber in his Hacienda Heights home. Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced today that investigators have are seeking information regarding a person of interest in the decade-old case. Investigators have released a sketch of the individual.

“Nearly 13 years after Edward Berber was murdered, we have a chance to solve this case and finally bring justice to Edward’s family,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “If you recognize the sketch of the person of interest or have any information about this murder—I urge you to do the right thing and share what you know with the Sheriff’s Department.”

On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Edward Berber’s mother went to her son’s home in Hacienda Heights to check on his welfare. Edward, who had regular contact with family, had not been seen nor heard from for the entire weekend. His mother found his home in disarray and found Edward Berber shot to death in his bed.

No eyewitnesses who can identify the suspect have come forward at this time. Investigators believe it would be beneficial to offer a reward which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime.

At a press conference held this morning, Sheriff McDonnell shared the sketch of a person of interest in the crime.

If you have any information to share please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 980-5500.