New Leads in Death of 15-year-old East LA Girl

By EGP Staff

Authorities today released the sketches of two more “persons of interest” wanted for questioning in connection with the 2002 murder of Brenda Sierra, a 15-year-old East LA girl who disappeared on her way to Shurr High School in Montebello.

Authorities had previously released a photo of George Barraza who is wanted for questions in the case. The nature of his possible involvement has not been revealed by authorities.

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Barraza is believed to have fled to Mexico, according to investigators.

The two unidentified men in the composite drawings were described as gang members.

Thirty-one-year-old Barraza is described as Hispanic, about and 5 feet 10 inches tall. The last time he was seen, he weighed about 220 pounds.

The other men are also believed to be Hispanic.

One of the men in the composites released today is also believed to be about 31 years old, but stands about 6 feet tall, and weighed about 220 pounds at the time of the crime.

The other man is now 26 years old,  about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighed about 150-160 pounds at the time of Sierra’s murder.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

Sierra’s case number is  002-13685-0287-11.

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