Burbank Offers Reward in Slayings

The Burbank City Council, prompted by the recent shooting death of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorized the appropriation Tuesday of $10,000 to be used as a reward for information about unsolved homicides in the city.

City officials said Burbank has had seven unsolved slayings since 1982. Authorities are now investigating the killing of deputy Charles R. Anderson, who was shot in his Burbank home Jan. 24.

The other homicides are:

Jane M. Torosyan, 29, who was shot Oct. 16, 1986, in front of her apartment project at 322 N. Pass Ave. on her way to work.

Mary S. Duggan, 22, who was found June 9, 1986, asphyxiated, in the trunk of her vehicle in a parking lot at 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Tony R. Figueroa, 59, who was found strangled in his apartment at 303 E. Orange Grove Ave. on Jan. 3, 1984, lying on his back with his feet bound.

Humberto Varela Jr., 29, who was shot at his residence at 1116 N. Frederic St. on Sept. 27, 1983.

Ronald Stuart-Doig, 57, 224 N. Kenwood St., who was found asphyxiated, face down on his sofa with his hands tied behind his back.

Thomas E. Wilson, 68, who was shot June 4, 1982, as he crossed Magnolia Boulevard at Screenland Drive.

The reward will apply to information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for unsolved homicides, officials said.

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