Tuesday, May 30, 2023

FBI-Chicago Announces an Increased Reward in the Case of Alexandra Anaya

CHICAGO—Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today a reward increase related to the 2005 death of 13 yr. old Alexandra “Alex” Anaya.

On August 13, 2005, Alex was reported missing from her Hammond, Indiana residence in the early morning hours. She was last seen by her mother at approximately 4:30 a.m. that day. Three days later, Alex’s torso was found floating in the Little Calumet River by a group of boaters. She was wearing a gold chain with a round, religious medallion at the time of her disappearance.

Previously, FBI Chicago offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information from the public. The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $20,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Anaya’s murderer.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Alex Anaya is strongly encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.

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