(FOX 11) - A $50,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of Ray Rice's murderer.
At about 2 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, Rice was walking near his home on Budlong Avenue near 53rd Street in South Los Angeles. A man on a motorized bicycle shot Rice and rode away.
Motorized bicycles are not very common in this neighborhood so detectives believe this could be a piece a very important piece of information.
However the weather that morning could have helped Rice's killer. It was very cold during those early morning hours so the shooter was wearing a scarf and other cold weather clothing that might have obscured his facial features and body profile.
Rice left behind his mother who had the extraordinarily difficult task of burying him. Rice also had four young children who couldn't believe that they would never see him again. They still have difficultly adjusting to his death.
There are several way to contact investigators with information that could lead to the reward.
LAPD Detective Erik Crosson can be reached at (213) 485-1385. LAPD's 24 hour hotlline is 1-877-LAPD-24-7
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers is at 1-800-222-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be sent at www.lapdonline.org.
A text message containing the letters LAPD and information about the case can be sent to CRIMES (274637).