Reward increased as authorities continue to search for killer of 11-year-old Josue Flores

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HOUSTON - Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to help find the killer of an 11-year-old stabbing victim. Today at a press conference, the FBI Houston Division announced a $20,000 match, which combined with other community contributions, increased the reward on this case to up to $45,000.

Crime Stoppers of Houston and the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of Josue Flores.

Josue Flores

Josue Flores

Josue Flores was stabbed to death near Fulton and James as he walked home from Marshal Middle School. Last week, he was laid to rest.

Mayor Sylvester Turner held a press conference last Monday along with Houston police and the district attorney asking anyone with information on Josue's murder to come forward to help catch the killer adding that crimes like these should not go unsolved in the community. The mayor urged anyone with information to come forward to help apprehend this killer.

Today, it was Representative Sheila Jackson Lee who was asking for the community to pitch in a help find the clues to bring the heinous killer to justice. The reward had been upped once before and now stands at $45,000.

Information may be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.