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Increased reward for information on the murder of Rosie Tapia

Aug 13, 2022, 11:59 AM | Updated: 1:15 pm
Rosie Tapia is one of the 200 victims whose cold cases are still unsolved in Utah...
Lewine Tapia looks at photos of her deceased daughter Rosie during a press conference by Utah Cold Case Coalition to announce August as Cold Case Month in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Rewards will be offered in all 200 of Utah’s unsolved murders and disappearances. (Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The reward for information on the murder of Rosie Tapia has been increased from $35,000 to $100,000. 

Twenty-seven years after the home abduction and murder of Tapia, the reward money has nearly tripled in hopes of finding Tapia’s killer.

It is confirmed that Tapia’s sister, Emilia “Emo” Elizondo, hosted a party the night prior to Tapia’s disappearance. There is reportedly “sufficient information to support the idea” that a small group of people residing at the Hartland Apartments had something to do with the murder.

There is hope that the increased reward money may convince someone in that group to come forward.

Information can be anonymous and confidential.  The Increased amount is personally being guaranteed by Private Investigator Jason Jensen.

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