OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - The reward has increased for information that helps leads to the arrest of those responsible for the death of a 19-year-old woman, deputies said.
Broward County Crime Stoppers said it will pay up to $3,000 for information leading to arrests related to Nicole Franco's homicide. An additional reward of up to $2,000 is also being offered by friends and family. Deputies said the reward up to $5,000 expires Aug. 5, 2015.
Franco was found dead June 3 inside her home at the Bridgewater Place Apartments at 2800 NW 44th St.
Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Franco called 911 to report a burglary at her apartment, but she didn't give a precise address.
Deputies arrived at the complex and went door-to-door looking for evidence of a crime. Eventually they stumbled upon an open sliding-glass door at Franco's first-floor apartment and called out to her, but there was no response. Once inside, deputies found Franco's body.
The next morning, deputies were called to a medical emergency at 580 NW 41st St., BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said. When deputies arrived, they found Amaya Cruz, 17, dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the identity of the killer is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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