$25,000 Reward For Information Leading to Arrests

February 28, 2001

West Hills – On
Monday, February 5, 2001, at approximately 6:30 a.m., City of Los
Angeles Fire Department firefighters were summoned to a burning
residence located at 7235 Pomelo Drive in the West Hills area of
Los Angeles. As the firefighters extinguished the fire and
investigated the area and residence, they discovered the lifeless
bodies of William and Bertha Lasky inside one of the bedrooms. The
Lasky’s had been murdered and the fire appears to have been set by
the suspect(s) in an attempt to conceal evidence of the crime. This
crime was particularly heinous because Mr. and Mrs. Lasky were
elderly and in their 70’s.

The motive for the crime is unknown and the suspects and murder
weapon remain outstanding.

Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division
Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with
information which could be helpful in solving this crime can
contact Robbery Homicide Division Detectives D. Lambkin and T.
Marcia at 213-485-2531.

On Thursday, March 1, 2001, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Los
Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division and City
Councilwoman Laura Chick will hold a Press Conference at the home
of murder victims William and Bertha Lasky, located at 7235
Pomelo Drive, to announce that the City Council is providing a
$25,000.00 reward to anyone who provides information which leads
to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this murder
case. The motive for the crime is unknown and the suspects and
murder weapon remains outstanding. Additional information
regarding the details of the murder case itself will be provided
during the Press Conference.

Crime AlertProperty Taken

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer
Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.