SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A $50,000 reward is being offered for help in solving the six year old murder of woman who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in broad-daylight in Downtown Sacramento.

On April 28, 2006, Mrs. Line Withrow was heading home after a day of shopping when she was attacked just after 3:00 in the afternoon.

The 67-year-old retired occupation therapist was walking near the intersection of 37th and P streets when a car drove up next to her. A man with a knife got out and tried to take Mrs. Winthrow’s purse. When she struggled, the suspect stabbed her multiples times. Mrs. Winthrow died two days of her injuries.

Mrs. Winthrow’s robbery was believed to be connected to three other robberies that happened just prior to her murder. However, no arrest has ever been made.

The suspect in those robberies was described as an Asian man, 20-25 years old, 5’10” to 6’0” tall with a thin build. He had spiked hair on top with shaved sides.

The suspect vehicle was described as a forest green 1997 to 2000 Honda Accord or Civic sedan (or similar vehicle).

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


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