Reward Offered in Homicide Investigation

Published: 07/18/2019



July 18, 2019



Officer Ryan J. Railsback

Public Information Officer  

Community Services Bureau

[email protected]

(951) 373-6032 (Media Contact)




RIVERSIDE, CA – This past Tuesday night, the Riverside City Council approved a resolution offering a reward in the amount of $10,000, for the duration of 60 days, for information that leads to the identification and apprehension of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Linda Ferguson.


Early morning on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 3:45 a.m., a shooting took place at a residence in the 3800 block of Cedar Avenue, located in the Downtown neighborhood of Riverside.  The investigation revealed that one of the occupants of the residence witnessed and interrupted a vehicle burglary on the street outside his home.  Just prior to the suspects fleeing the area in a vehicle, one of them fired a single gunshot at the home, striking Ms. Ferguson.  She was critically wounded and died from her injuries at the hospital.


Although forensic evidence was collected in the area, the investigation conducted so far has developed few leads.  Detectives believe there may be witnesses or people with information related to this crime who have yet to come forward.

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is urged to contact Detective Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105 or [email protected], or Detective Karla Corbett at (951) 353-7134 or [email protected].  Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected] or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing report number 190016283.