WEST FARMS — The city has doubled its reward to $20,000 for information that leads to the conviction of the murderer of a Bronx mother.
Cindy Diaz, 48, was killed by a stray bullet near 2012 Boston Rd. while bringing food home to her children on Jan. 6 around 5:37 p.m., police said.
Police announced soon after the shooting that they were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, indictment and conviction in Diaz's death, and the reward was increased to $20,000 on Wednesday, with the Mayor's Office contributing the additional $10,000, officials said.
Diaz had four young sons, and the boys' school has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with education expenses. It has so far raised $14,177 of its $200,000 goal.
Diaz's younger sister Carol Diaz, who described her older sister as her best friend, said she was grateful the reward money had been increased and hoped it would lead to more information coming out about the case.
"I was thankful they upped the money," she said, "and maybe this time we’ll get somebody to talk."
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.