It’s been just over six years since the disappearance of Monique Figueroa, a Littlerock mother who was last seen driving away from her home in the 7200 block of East Avenue U-12 around 4 a.m. on May 19, 2015.
Figueroa had reportedly left her then 2-year-old daughter in the care of her family, who reported her missing several days after she left home. Her car, a 2004 Mercedes-Benz, was recovered 11 days later in an abandoned shed in Juniper Hills. There was no sign of the woman, but authorities said there were signs of foul play inside the car.
Jeff Figueroa on Wednesday made a fresh appeal to the public for information on his daughter’s disappearance.
“I would like to ask for the public’s help in bringing my daughter home and giving my family closure, we really need it,” Jeff Figueroa said in a telephone interview. “Here we are six years later and not one arrest. I want to get the public’s attention and let them know there is still a $20,000 reward out there.”
“If they need to call me privately with information, I want them to call me,” he added, asking that his number, (661) 944-7805, be published.
A $20,000 reward for information leading to arrests and conviction in Figueroa’s disappearance was reestablished by the Board of Supervisors on April 4 in the belief that reinstating the reward might encourage witnesses to come forward with information.
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Monique Figueroa is urged to call LASD/Cold Case Unit Detective Karen L. Shonka at (323) 890-5621 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).