Reward offered in California serial killer cold case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are announcing what they say will be a “significant” reward Wednesday as they renew their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s.

The FBI and Sacramento County officials are holding a 9 a.m. news conference in Sacramento to announce more details of the latest attempt to solve the 40-year-old cold case.

The suspect terrorized citizens in multiple California counties and has been linked to more than 175 crimes between 1976 and 1986, the FBI said.

It is launching a new website that will include sketches of the suspect created by witnesses, along with interviews and other information about the case.

Among those scheduled to attend are Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, Sheriff Scott Jones and Monica Miller, the special agent in charge of the FBI region that stretches from Bakersfield to the Oregon border.

But multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to find the killer, the FBI said. Others include the Sacramento Police Department, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Contra Costa County officials.

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