Crime Stoppers offering largest reward ever of $200K in shooting death of medical student

Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, was shot to death in January inside her car just feet from her parents townhome in the Galleria.

May 16, 2012 6:18:14 AM PDT
The largest reward ever offered for a Crime Stoppers tip was announced Tuesday afternoon in Houston. The record $200,000 is being offered to help solve the murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, who was killed back in January.

On January 16, the medical researcher was shot outside her home near Augusta and Woodway in the Tanglewood area. Police have no idea who may have killed Bagherzadeh or why.

"It's been four months since my sister was senselessly murdered behind our home. These past four months have been unimaginably hard on all of us," said the victim's brother, Ali Bagherzadeh.

Police hope the $200,000 will prompt someone to come forward with information about the murder.

Police ask anyone with information about the murder to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

If you have information in this case, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online at All tipsters remain anonymous.