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Update: Los Angeles police have identified Brianna Kupfer's killer as 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith.

Smith is still at large and police say he is armed and dangerous and "highly likely to be using public transportation."

He is described as a Black male, 6-3, 190 pounds.

The NY Post reports Smith was released from jail on $1,000 in October of 2020 on a misdemeanor charge.

Police named the suspect on Tuesday night, hours after a record-breaking $250,000 reward was offered for information leading to his capture.
 
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Authorities announced a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who fatally stabbed UCLA student Brianna Kupfer.

$200,000 of the $250,000 reward was raised by donors.

Brianna, 24, was attacked while she worked alone at furniture store Croft House in the upscale Fairfax neighborhood on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Police say the suspect walked into the store and stabbed Brianna around 1:50 p.m. before leaving through the back door.

A customer found Brianna lying in a pool of blood about 20 minutes later. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Brianna's grieving father, Todd Kupfer slammed liberal politicians for giving the streets back to the criminals.

"I blame what's endemic in our society right now, is that everybody seems to be oriented on giving back rights and bestowing favor on people that rob others of their rights," Todd Kupfer told Fox News.

At a press conference on Tuesday, LAPD Lt. John Radke revealed Brianna had texted a friend to say someone in the store was "giving her a bad vibe".

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Authorities released surveillance footage of the suspect -- believed to be a homeless man -- seen calmly leaving the furniture store.

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The same suspect is seen buying a vape pen at 7-Eleven about 30 minutes after the murder. He wore a black hoodie, black jogging pants and carried a black backpack.

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Croft House was still closed on Tuesday. Mourners left dozens of flowers on the sidewalk in front of the store. A display inside the storefront window included candles and more flowers around a portrait of Brianna.

Riley Rea, co-owner of Croft House, told the LA Times that Brianna was beloved by her coworkers.

"She was mature beyond her years."
 

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Rapper Nelly is adamant that he did not pay a homeless woman $100 for returning his lost bag containing $300,000.

The news of Nelly's cheap reward went viral on social media. The "Hot In Herre" rapper, 47, denied the rumor as "super cap" -- street slang for lies.

"I didn't lose s---," he said in caption of a video on The Neighborhood Talk Instagram page.

"Idk what bag or who's [sic] bag they talkin about but it dam show [sic] wasn't mine."

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Someone in Nelly's camp told PEOPLE, "It's a false but funny story, a story about bitcoin would be more likely."

In the viral video taken outside a bowling alley in Atlanta, the homeless woman is seen on camera, while a man is heard saying, "We're up here at the bowling alley. We found Nelly's bag. It had $300,000 in it."

The man claims the woman "gave it back" and received $100 from the rapper as a reward. "A hundred dollars," she repeats, to which the man says, "They gave her $100 for giving back $300,000," calling Nelly the "donkey of the day."

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A plumber who discovered $600,000 in cash and checks in a wall of Joel Osteen's megachurch will get $20,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

The plumber, identified by NBC Houston affiliate KPRC as Justin Cauley, discovered the loot stuffed in a wall when he removed a toilet in a church bathroom on Nov. 10.

"There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile," he said in a call to 100.3 The Bull. "We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like 'Oh wow!'"

Cauley, a good Christian, turned the money over to church officials. Police believe the cash and checks were connected to an unsolved robbery at the megachurch in 2014.

The church didn't give Cauley a dime in gratitude for recovering the stolen money. But Crime Stoppers gave him a check for $20,000. The money was part of a reward that was offered for information about the 2014 robbery.

"This money is going to help tremendously," Cauley told KPRC. He was disappointed that Osteen didn't even thank him personally for finding the money.

Police theorize the loot was stolen by a church insider who stashed it in the wall, but probably died before they could retrieve it.
 

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Teenage runaway Jashyah Moore was found safe in New York City after she was last seen at a deli in East Orange, NJ a month ago.

No Amber Alert was issued for the wayward 14-year-old after she was reported as a possible runaway on October 14.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens confirmed Jashyah was found safe on Thursday.

"Jashyah is currently safe and is being provided all appropriate services. She will be returned to NJ shortly. No additional information is available at this time," said Stephens in a press release.

During a press conference, law enforcement officials said Jashyah was initially reported as a runaway. Jashyah's family denied she was a runaway and expressed concerns that her life was in danger.

According to a family member's post on Facebook, Jashyah has run away from home before. She is active on social media and may have been lured away from home by a social media user.

A $20,000 reward was offered for her safe return.

Jamie Moore believed her daughter was abducted and she insists her daughter would not run away from home. "She didn't go. She ain't missing. Somebody got my daughter," she said last month. "Please come home Shyah. We miss you."

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Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day as a 9th grader at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood of Atlanta.

She was last seen walking along Northside Parkway near North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Caitlin's mother, Angela Winchester, said her daughter's cell phone was either turned off or is dead and they have no way of tracking her.

"I've been calling her number all through the night, all through the morning, and I even been able to reach her, and it just clicks. It doesn't even ring anymore," Angela Winchester told CBS46.

"With the phone... being off and dead and with the increasing rates of attacks and violence in the city recently, a mother's heart, a father's heart is wounded to even contemplate that possibility.

"So again, we're hopeful and we're prayerful and if anyone has any information on our sweet gurl please just help us bringer home."

Angela spoke with a bus driver who said many buses were running behind schedule that day. She said children were "hopping on the wrong bus" and pleading with bus drivers to take them home.

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Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, said Caitlin told him she decided to ride the school bus home. She even texted him and told him she was on the bus stuck in traffic as late as 5:40 p.m.
 
READ ALSO: $100K Reward Offered for Information On Missing 14-Year-Old Atlanta Girl
 
The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Now police are considering the possibility that Caitlin may not have sent the text messages herself.

Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid Burberry skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids.

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She wore a Powerpuff Girls backpack similar to this one.

Family and friends circulated flyers with information about Caitlin in their Buckhead neighborhood.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

There is a new Facebook group to help share information about Caitlin and how people can get involved in helping search for her.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.

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A 14-year-old student is still missing more than 72 hours after she was last seen leaving her high school in Northwest Atlanta.

Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day of class at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood near Buckhead in Atlanta.

She was last seen walking east on Northside Parkway toward North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, police say.

Caitlin went missing a day after two women were found dead in Atlanta-area parks. Atlanta police and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms insist a serial killer is not on the loose in Atlanta.
 
READ ALSO: Woman, 40, and her dog fatally stabbed and dismembered inside Piedmont Park
 
Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids. Her eyes are brown.

Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, told police he last heard from her at 5:40 p.m. when she texted to say she was on the school bus.

The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

A friend tweeted: "As we rapidly approach this Alert reaching 72-hours, as usual, doubt creeps in & accusations have now started to fly -- I want to confirm she's a Straight-A Student & Parents Are Solid."

Caitlin is the only child of Roger and Angela Winchester. She was raised in an upper-middle class neighborhood where household incomes exceed $100,000.

Caitlin's mother is a middle school theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth. Ga.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

Roger Winchester is a senior information security engineer at Insight Global.

911 actress Aisha Hinds issued an urgent plea to help find the missing teenager.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.
 

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Floyd Mayweather is offering $100,000 for information on the crooks who burglarized one of his Las Vegas mansions while he was in Florida on business.

Floyd took to Instagram early Saturday morning to plead for help after his mansion was robbed of "valuable handbags and other belongings of substantial value."

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"One's home is their sanctuary, place of peace, relaxation and comfort. When someone violates that sanctuary, it is disturbing and hurtful," he wrote in a post, alongside a bag filled with cash.

"One of my homes was burglarized in Las Vegas. They stole many valuable handbags and other belongings of substantial value. I am offering at least $100,000.00 reward for information that leads to the return of my belongings. The level of disrespect and greed it takes for someone to do this is unfathomable. Thank you for [sic] to anyone who comes forward with any information. God bless."

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The semi-retired boxing champion is known for showing off his wealth on social media. There was little sympathy for him on the same platforms where he flaunts his diamonds and cars.

Floyd is expected to pocket about $35 million from his boxing exhibition with YouTuber Logan Paul that ended without a knockdown last week.
 

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Simon Guobadia is tired of women claiming they slept with him while he was married to his now ex-wife, Falynn Guobadia.

Simon, who is now engaged to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, offered $50,000 to anyone who can prove he cheated on Falynn.

He will throw in an extra $25,00 if you can prove he cheated on Porsha.

Porsha, 39, and Simon, 56, made headlines when they announced their engagement barely a month after they started dating.

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Porsha allegedly met Simon when she visited the mansion Simon shared with Falynn, 31, and her three children.

Fans accused Porsha of being a home wrecker. But the mom-of-one claims she and Falynn were never friends and his divorce was finalized before she bedded Simon.

Then a secret side chick came forward alleging she was Simon's mistress while he was married to Falynn and after he got engaged to Porsha.

Jessica Harris shared an Instagram photo that shows her sitting on the passenger side of Simon's Ferrari with the caption "He moving faster than his car."

However, Simon claims Jessica's post proves that he wasn't dating Porsha at the time the photo was snapped.

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The Good Samaritan who "found" Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs still hasn't received her $500,000 reward because cops don't believe her story.

On Feb. 24, two thugs shot Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and stole her bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. A third dog, Miss Asia, managed to escape and was found by police.

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Lady Gaga was on location in Rome, Italy filming a movie when the crime occurred. She is pictured outside her Rome hotel days after the incident.

Fischer, 30, has recovered from his injuries. Gaga offered $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs, "no questions asked."

But the Los Angeles Police Department told the pop star not to pay out the reward until the woman has been cleared of her involvement in the crime.

Investigators are looking into whether the woman was involved in the dognapping, which may have been part of a gang initiation.

The robbery was caught on surveillance camera. The two dognappers are still at large. No arrests have been made.

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Cardi B posted a bounty on a man's head on Instagram last night. The Bronx rapper asked her 81 million followers to identify a man in New York City, but she did not say why she wants him.

In a grammatically correct post, she captioned an image of a balding white man: "Anybody knows this man from New York? I'm looking for him... You tried it BUDDY!!! I'm giving a reward For any info that helps capture this man!"

So far, no one seems to know the identity of the man in her comments section.

Hopefully nothing bad happens to the guy or Cardi may be on the hook for harassment/stalking charges.
 

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The reward for female arsonists who torched a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta has been increased to $20,000.

The restaurant was destroyed, leaving about a dozen Wendy's employees jobless.

Atlanta fire officials released images from a surveillance video that shows a woman, who appears to be Caucasian, wearing a black miniskirt with a purple cardigan wrapped around her waist.

The same woman was caught on cellphone video pouring an accelerant inside the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was gunned down by a former Atlanta police officer on June 12.

Brooks, 27, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Police are also searching for another Caucasian woman who was pictured holding a can of accelerant outside the Wendy's restaurant as it was fully engulfed in flames.

Caucasian firebugs have caused millions of dollars worth of damage to property during protests -- while blaming the property damage on Black Lives Matter protesters.
 

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A NFL player stepped up to contribute to the growing reward fund for Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old Houston girl who was gunned down in a Walmart parking lot.

On Thursday, DeAndre Hopkins announced he will donate his NFL playoff check -- $29,000 -- to pay funeral expenses and help authorities find the gunman who shot and killed Jazmine on Dec. 30.

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