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Chick Urges Reward for Tips in Slaying

Labeling the November slaying of a Reseda store owner “especially disturbing,” Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick on Tuesday called for a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Lea Graf, 61, was killed and her husband, Bernard, was injured as the couple were closing their Reseda Boulevard Army-Navy surplus store for the night. Although Bernard Graf, also 61, gave police descriptions of the two men who accosted the couple, authorities have no suspects in the case.

Frustrated by the lack of leads, officials of Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Station asked Chick to request the reward.

“All of our leads have dried up. We have no other evidence to follow up on,” Lt. George Rock said. “At this point, we’re just hoping that someone with knowledge of this crime will contact us.”

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If approved by a vote of the council and Mayor Richard Riordan, the reward would be offered for 60 days.


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