State Offers Reward In Cold Case Murder

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Line (pronounced Lynn) Withrow was known as the 37th Street Grandma. Her son Gregg loved her dearly.

“She would put people before herself,” said Gregg.

But, her life would be taken from her on April 28, 2006. The 67-year-old had just finished shopping, and was walking home in the area of 37th and P in East Sacramento when a car pulled up. A man with a knife jumped out and demanded her purse.

“And she took it off to hand it to the person and he stabbed her anyway. For 15 dollars,” said Gregg.

Line was rushed to the hospital. She died two days later.

“Can you imagine having a loved one taken from you,” said Gregg.

Sacramento detectives believe the man responsible for Line’s murder, may be connected to three other robberies before her attack.

“Somebody knows, somebody knows,” said Gregg.

Even six years later, Gregg still hasn’t fully processed his mother’s murder.

There’s never a day that goes by, he doesn’t think about her, the senseless act, or the pain he’s watched his family go through.

Now, detectives have no more leads, but Gregg remains hopeful that someone will come forward and give him the answers he’s been so desperately waiting for.

“Give me an answer as to why. Why would somebody do something for 15 dollars?” said Gregg.


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