Chile Increases Reward for Berkeley Killing Information

By Scott Morris (BCN)
Thursday July 14, 2011 - 09:08:00 AM

A contribution from the Chilean government has boosted the reward for information leading to the killer of Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo to $20,000, according to Berkeley police. 

Bravo, a Chilean citizen, had recently moved to Berkeley to be with his fiancee when he was shot during a robbery attempt in the early morning of Sept. 12, 2010. 

The City of Berkeley and the Bay Area Crime Stoppers previously had offered a reward of $17,000, but the Chilean government has added to that reward following strong interest from the people of Chile. 

Berkeley police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said Bravo's story was covered extensively by major news outlets in Chile. "It was of great interest to the Chilean community. A promising young man coming to the United States to follow his dreams," she said. 

"We receive emails every other week from four different national media outlets in Chile asking for information," Kusmiss said.