Local News in Brief : $10,000 Reward Offered in Judy Kanan Slaying

The sister of a 60-year-old Hollywood woman shot to death last week in Woodland Hills offered a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers.

Judy Kanan, the tough-minded Agoura businesswoman and descendant of a pioneering Agoura family, was gunned down shortly before 3 p.m. Jan. 29 as she prepared to feed horses she kept at a Woodland Hills corral. The reward was offered by Patricia Kanan, 62.

Los Angeles police Tuesday issued a public plea for information from anyone who may have seen the driver of the stolen 1982 gold Pontiac used by Kanan's killer.

The killer, described by a witness as wearing a black ski mask, a yellow raincoat and a light-colored hat, shot Kanan four times in the chest and stomach, then drove off in the Pontiac.

The car, which investigators later learned had been stolen from Livingston Pontiac in Woodland Hills, was apparently set on fire 20 minutes after the shooting and abandoned near Ventura Boulevard and Ponce Avenue, police said.

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