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Bounty hunter helps Police

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00pm

It's information homicide detectives had early on in the murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk Haslam.

But the case drew cold, and a year went by with no arrest. Then bounty hunter Leonard Padilla put out a $100,000 reward for information leading to her killer.

"We've got some interesting conversations from folks as a result of it. It's definitely worth it. We passed it off to law enforcement," Padilla said.

And Padilla did just that. Last week he told investigators about an inmate at the jail who shared information with him.

It's a lead cops followed before, but will now investigate again.

"We are very motivated. Our investigators have a lot invested in this case and we want it to be solved. We want justice for Jessica, her family, the community," said Sgt. Jason Ramos.

A community has been rocked by the brutality of the killing. The teen was found beaten and stabbed to death inside a dugout of a Rosemont park.

Investigators are still optimistic they will solve this murder.

"I think that we're gonna be successful. The reward is still out there," Padilla said. 


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