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Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform
Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform

Authorities announced a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information in the fatal beating of a 65-year-old artist on a crowded Blue Line train platform. John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the platform in the 1000 block of Willowbrook Avenue about 1 p.m. on June 13 when two women approached him, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A brief argument started, then the women began beating Whitmore, who was on his way home from running errands, according to the department.   The two women blended into the crowd at the station, according to surveillance footage released Tuesday. Whitmore died a week later. Whitmore was a painter and sculptor who donated money...

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