The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has issued $10,000 rewards in two separate Long Beach murder cases for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 27-year-old Heather Broadus of La Mirada and 14-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez of Long Beach.
On Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at approximately 6:30am, Long Beach police responded and found the body of Broadus lying in the parkway in the 300 block of E. 56th Street. She was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears as though the shooting may have occurred sometime during the previous night. The body was discovered when a passerby saw her and called 9-1-1. A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time, and the investigation remains ongoing.
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at approximately 9pm, Rodriguez was in his residence in the 1600 block of E. 53rd Street playing video games when he went to answer a knock at the front door. When he opened the door, someone started shooting and Rodriguez was struck by gunfire numerous times. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later. It was discovered that the shooter fired through a metal security screen door and probably could not tell exactly at whom he was shooting. Although a motive is unclear, an adult relative who formerly resided at the location has established gang ties. Witnesses observed two male subjects walk away from the area of the shooting and get into a waiting car. This investigation also remains ongoing.
Anyone who may have any information regarding either of these cases is strongly encouraged to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. To report information anonymously, tipsters can visit the Long Beach Police Department’s website at longbeach.gov/police. Anonymous tipsters may not be eligible for rewards.