Crime Stoppers will pay up to $200,000 cash reward for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tip hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or the arrest of a suspect in Gelare's case. Tips can also be sent by text message – text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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The largest cash reward in Crime Stoppers’ history is being offered for information that solves the case. This increased reward is the largest amount ever offered for a Crime Stoppers tip, not only in Houston or Texas, but in the nation. This record breaking reward is offered in order to solve this tragic case of a beautiful young medical researcher brutally murdered in our community. To date, there are no leads and the murder of this incredibly good girl, daughter and sister remains unsolved. 

On Monday January 16, 2012, Gelareh Bagherzadeh was shot outside of her home in the 800 block of Augusta in Houston. Anyone who has any information about this crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers (713-222-8477).

Gelareh was senselessly shot outside of her home. She crashed her vehicle into the side of the family's town home and was found dead upon police arrival. The story immediately gained national and international attention.

Gelareh's story has touched so many:

  • She was in the right place: She was senselessly shot right after mid-night while trying to park her vehicle at her parents' home.

  • An unclear motive: No robbery occurred, her purse and phone were still in the car.

  • A great addition to our community: Gelarah was a new American resident and was studying molecular genetic technology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

  • A person who worked with everyone: Gelareh was very involved in the Second Baptist Church and offered translation services.


  • Concerned for women's rights: She was an outspoken yet peaceful supporter of women's rights.

Contact the family

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