LOS ANGELES COUNTY –  The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the heinous murder of Chyong Jen Tsai, a 76-year-old Arcadia woman. 


On Tuesday April 9, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Arcadia Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Forest Avenue in the City of Arcadia.  Responding officers found 76-year-old Chyong Jen Tsai’s body in the backyard of the home, and the victim was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.


Investigators are also searching for the victim’s 2005 Lexus RX 300, plate number 5LOG473, believed to be stolen from the home at the time of the burglary.  The victim is survived by her husband and 2 children.


Investigators believe the offer of a reward will encourage witnesses to come forward and provide information to this investigation. 


Supervisor Barger encourages anyone with information about this crime to contact Sergeant Richard Biddle from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or provide information anonymously at “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS or by visiting: lacrimestoppers.org