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MISSION HILLS : City Offers Reward in Dec. 4 Fatal Hit-Run

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for the Dec. 4 hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old woman.

Daisey Story was struck by a pickup truck on Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills. Witnesses said the male driver stopped briefly, then drove off, police said. Story was on her way to the supermarket to buy ground beef for her dog, authorities said.

“All of our leads have led nowhere. We’re brainstorming,” said Los Angeles Police Detective Greg Pfeifle, of the Valley Traffic Division.

Authorities said they are looking for a man between 20 and 30 years old who speaks with a Middle Eastern accent.

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Francine Oschin, press deputy for Councilman Hal Bernson, who initiated the City Council action, said the incident was an “unforgivable crime, and we’re anxious to find the perpetrator.”


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