The San Juan Daily Star
FBI asks for citizens’ help to prosecute killer of Alexa Negrón
By John McPhaul
Two years after the murder of Alexa Negrón in Toa Baja, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan Field Office in Puerto Rico, Joseph González, said Thursday that authorities know who is responsible for the crime, but they need citizen help to find them, so they are offering a reward of $25,000 to achieve the prosecution of those responsible.
“Two years ago, on this very day, Alexa Negrón Luciano lost her life violently and for no reason. Since that moment, the FBI and the Puerto Rico Police have been working to bring justice to Alexa,” said González, who was joined at a press conference at the FBI field office by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico W. Stephen Muldrow and commonwealth Justice Secretary Domingo Emanuelli. “Today I have a very clear message: I know who it was. We know who it was. But that is not enough to legally prosecute a person.”
“Likewise, I know that there are people who are listening to us and seeing us right now, who know who it was. They heard something. They saw something. They were told something,” the FBI official added. “And today we are asking for the help of the people to get this person off the street. That’s why we’re offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the indictment and arrest of the person responsible for Alexa’s murder.”
González said personnel from the Toa Baja Municipal Police, the Puerto Rico Police and the FBI are engaged in a door-to-door operation in that municipality to talk with citizens and obtain information.
“It has been two years since Alexa’s murder and we continue to investigate to bring her justice,” Muldrow said.
Alexa was found dead in the early hours of Feb. 24, 2020, on shoulders of the PR-165 and PR-865 highways.