The Riverside City Council has approved the offer of a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of whoever is responsible for the early-morning slaying of Linda Ferguson near the downtown area.

The offer, approved Tuesday, July 16, is good for 60 days, the Riverside Police Department said in a release.

Ferguson, 50, was killed by a bullet shot into the home where she lived in the 3800 block of Cedar Avenue at 3:45 a.m.on June 6.

It was fired by someone fleeing the neighborhood after another person, who lived in the same home as Ferguson, interrupted a vehicle burglary in progress across the street. As the suspects got into a car to flee, one of them fired into the home, fatally striking Ferguson.

“Although forensic evidence was collected in the area, the investigation conducted so far has developed few leads,” Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback said in a statement. “Detectives believe there may be witnesses or people with information related to this crime who have yet to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Adrian Tillett at 951-353-7105 or, or Det. Karla Corbett at 951-353-7134 or

Anonymous information can be given at or with the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app’s  “Submit a Tip” feature,  using report number 190016283.


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