Attorney increases his portion of reward in Za’layia Jenkins case to $50K; total now $65K

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Za'layia Jenkins

MILWAUKEE — Attorney Michael Hupy announced Wednesday, June 8th an increased reward for information in the shooting death of nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins.

Michael Hupy previously offered a $25,000 reward — but that amount was increased to $50,000 — making the total reward $65,000 —  which includes the FBI’s portion of the reward.

Jenkins was shot inside a home near 15th and Meinecke on the evening of May 5th. The nine-year-old girl, who would have turned 10 years old on May 17th was “legally pronounced dead/brain dead” on May 16th, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Nine-year-old Za'layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

Nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins shot near 15th and Meinecke

Robert Shields, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge said the following in a statement:

“We are asking for the public’s help. If anyone has information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of those who are responsible for this violent crime — we have a significant reward and would like to hear from you.”

The FBI is assisting the Milwaukee Police Department on the case.


Anyone with information is urged to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360, or 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5342).

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    I think it’s sad you have to pay someone to solve a crime, that is why we pay for police work.

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  • You Know Who You Are

    Hmm. How much does it take to snitch? Everyone has a price. The inner city is hopeless.

  • SPtruth

    Amazing how the community protects murders better than children. Shame on the community for not stepping forward. There is a mother out there that knows their child took a baby’s life. There is an aunt and uncle that knows their relative took a baby’s life. There are friend, acquaintances, criminals that know who took this baby’s life. And they’re not doing a damn thing about it, you are disgusting people.

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