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News Release

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Media Relations

Reward offered in 32 Year-Old Murder Case

WHAT:    
Press Conference
        
WHEN:    
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
9:00 a.m.

WHERE:    
Parker Center (Breezeway)
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, Ca  90012
        
WHO:    
Captain Denis Cremins, Commanding Officer, Robbery-Homicide Division
Councilman Dennis Zine, 3rd District, City of Los Angeles
LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detectives
Victim Howard Steindler's family members

WHY:    
On March 9, 1977, at about 7:00 p.m., a witness observed Mr. Steindler at the corner of Lindley Avenue and Killion Street which was only a block from his home.  Steindler was involved in a confrontation with two unidentified Black males who began beating Steindler and then forced him into his own vehicle, driving him away from the scene.  Within an hour, Steindler's vehicle was discovered abandoned on the Ventura freeway and Steindler was found dead in the car.  The investigation revealed that Steindler had been robbed.  No suspects have been identified in this case.

A composite of one of the suspects involved in the murder will be released.  It is believed that with the public's help, fresh leads may be developed.

The City of Los Angeles is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder.