Compton is on a Quest for Justice, Offering a $20,000 Bounty for Cold Case Clues as the Community Seeks Closure in Bracken's 2018 Murder

Compton is on a Quest for Justice, Offering a $20,000 Bounty for Cold Case Clues as the Community Seeks Closure in Bracken's 2018 MurderSource: Facebook/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Juliette Kessler
Published on November 30, 2023

Authorities are doubling down on the pursuit of justice in a Compton cold case, where the untimely demise of Cymundi Demetrius Bracken continues to shroud the city in mystery, nearly five years after the grim event. On that harrowing Sunday, December 30, 2018, Bracken found his fate sealed by a bullet while standing on a sidewalk known well by the souls of the 2000 block of North Parmelee Avenue—a vision of an ordinary day turned tragic, according to the announcement of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

In a stirring call to action, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Compton City Council each have put up a $10,000 bounty, summing up to a handsome reward of $20,000 for tips that could lead to the arrest and/or conviction of the assailant(s). This, as per the article from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, is accompanied by a plea for witnesses to step forward and break the silence that has long lingered since that cold December day.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau haven’t rested, tirelessly combing through clues and demanding the kind of courage that only comes from those who hold the missing pieces. "Any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500," echoes the call for a community to rally and a city to heal.

For those who choose the veil of anonymity, it’s still possible to be heard. "Crime Stoppers" offers a channel, available by phone at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or through the digital touchpoints provided by their mobile apps and website.