Police are expected to release surveillance video on Monday in connection with the unsolved fatal shooting of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in Long Beach last month.
Carina Mancera, 26, and her daughter, Jennabel Anaya were shot to death at close range near East Ninth Street and Locust Avenue as they returned home from the grocery store on the night of Aug. 6, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Mancera, who was shot multiple, died at the scene. Her daughter was pronounced dead at a local hospital early the next morning.
The killer also shot at 27-year-old Luis Anaya, Mancera’s longtime boyfriend and Jennabel’s father, who was with the two at the time. He was not hit by the gunfire.
Police were expected to release the surveillance video at a news conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sgt. Brad Johnson told KTLA.
The video shows a man police want for questioning in the case, investigators told Los Angeles Times. He may have left the state.
The development would mark the first possible break in a case that initially left investigators “baffled.”
“Our victim is a true victim. … It is a whodunit,” Sgt. Robert Woods said last month, calling the shooting “very brutal.” The family had no known enemies, and there was no indication of gang ties, he added.
In the days following the double fatal shooting, police pleaded for the public’s help after few immediately came forward with information about the homicide.
“Somebody out there saw something. Somebody out there has information … we need you to come forward,” Police Chief Robert Luna said six days after the shooting, noting that police had received just three phone calls about the case up until that point.
A $40,000 reward has been offered for information about the shooting.
Anyone with information is urged to call Long Beach police at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 800-222-8477, texting “TIPLA” plus the tip to 274637, or by going to the website lacrimestoppers.org.