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News Release

Monday, May 7, 2007

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered

What:
News Conference to announce a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in the death of Mary Rickenbacker.

When:
Thursday, May 10, 2007
8:30 AM

Where:
West Traffic Division (Community Room)
4849 West Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, Ca 90019

Who:
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson
Captain Nancy Lauer
West Traffic Division Detectives
Family of the victim

Why:
On December 1, 2006, at about 8:50 AM, Mary Rickenbacker, 76, a resident of Los Angeles was crossing the street when a car travelling on Gramercy Place made a left turn onto Washington Boulevard and struck her. The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and render aid as required by law.

Mrs. Rickenbacker was taken to California Hospital where she died a short time later.

The hit and run driver was last seen driving a burgundy Chevy Astro Van with California license plate 5HVF118, in the 2700 block of La Salle Avenue. The driver is described as a male Hispanic in his thirties, with a thick mustache.