Mother of murdered woman hopes $5K reward will trigger memories, bring justice

SAN ANTONIO – Lisa Reyes has been silently mourning and waiting for SAPD to find her daughter’s killer. After Crime Stoppers announced a reward this week, she broke her silence, pleading for the community to help her find justice.

The body of Alexandria Reyes was found stuffed in a duffle bag in a ditch near Broadview Drive and Bandera Road.

Someone found her and called the police on Aug. 31.

Since the discovery, Lisa Reyes said she put her faith in SAPD and held back from making a public plea of her own.

“You follow what their policies and their guidelines are. So all these months, it’s been really hard for me and her father to not say anything, to have to keep it low profile because they didn’t want us to mess up any leads,” she said.

But the family didn’t sit back. Alexandria’s father returned to the scene where her body was found, asking people if they knew anything and trying to generate leads.

On Thursday, Crime Stoppers announced a $5,000 reward for tips that could lead to an arrest. Reyes said her daughter was known to hang out in the area of Bandera and Loop 410 -- the area where her body was found. She traveled with transients sometimes.

“Regardless of what my daughter’s lifestyle was or who she hung around with or what she did in her personal time, because she was adult, she was still, you know, a person. She was still someone’s child. She was my child,” Reyes said.

The medical examiner has not determined the cause of her death.

Her family said they are finally able to hold a funeral for her later this month.

About the Authors:

Patty Santos joined the KSAT 12 News team in July 2017. She has a proven track record of reporting on hard-hitting news that affects the community.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.