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City Renews Reward for Information in 1995 Death

NEWS IN BRIEF: A summary of developments across Los
Angeles County | Community News File / Van Nuys

October 23, 1998

Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs announced the renewal of a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the July 11, 1995, murder of Jyotsna Prajapati.

Prajapati, a 29-year-old native of India, was shot in the head as she tried to stop two men from stealing a 12-pack of beer from the grocery store she owned with her husband, Kamlesh.

Her daughter, Atithi, now 6, was asleep behind the counter at the time of the murder.

At a Thursday morning news conference in front of the Prajapatis' store, Top Produce Market, Kamlesh Prajapati asked for anyone with information about his wife's murder to come forward.

"If anybody knows personally who killed my wife, please help us," he said.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Van Nuys homicide detectives at (818) 756-8377 or after hours at (213) 485-2504.

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