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JOSE GASPAR: Maybe $50K will help solve a 32-year-old murder case

For the past 32 years, Nellie Mesa has been the number one advocate for justice in finding the person responsible for the kidnapping and murder of her 4-year-old daughter, Jessica Martinez. During that time, Mesa has not idly stood by, content with letting police handle the investigation. No, far from that.

Mesa has been a thorn in the side of Bakersfield police investigators, demanding to know what police have or haven't done in her daughter's case and speaking publicly as a crime victim.