S.E. Williams| Contributor
Around 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2019, 50-year-old Linda Ferguson the beloved mother of four was shot to death in her home in the 2800 block of Cedar Avenue in Riverside.
The incident was triggered according to reports, after Ferguson’s boyfriend witnessed and interrupted a vehicle burglary on the street outside the home. Just prior to the suspects fleeing the area they made U-turn and one of the suspects fired a single gunshot at the home from inside their vehicle. The bullet struck Ferguson in the back as she stood inside her house. She was critically wounded and later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
Officer Ryan J. Railsback, Public Information Officer for the Riverside Police Department, confirmed that although some forensic evidence was collected in the area, to date the investigation has developed few leads. Explaining further Railsback asserted how detectives believe there may be witnesses or people with information related to the crime who have yet to come forward.
On Tuesday, July 16 the Riverside City Council approved a resolution offering a reward in the amount of $10,000 for information that leads to the identification and apprehension of the person or persons responsible for Ferguson’s murder. Railsback said the reward off will remain in effect for 60 days.
Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is urged to contact Detective Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Detective Karla Corbett at (951) 353-7134 or email@example.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email firstname.lastname@example.org or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing report number 190016283.
Header Photo: Linda Ferguson