Norwalk : Reward Set in Stabbing Death of School Janitor

The City Council on Tuesday voted to offer a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailant or assailants who fatally stabbed a janitor at Edmondson Elementary School in Norwalk last week.

Nicholas G. Karaponas, 59, was found dead in a second-grade classroom Saturday morning by Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District security police. He died of multiple stab wounds, said Bob Dambacher, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

In a related development, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education is scheduled to hold an 11:45 a.m. meeting today to consider offering a $25,000 reward.