The family of a slain Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy announced Sunday--the first anniversary of the killing--that they have raised the reward for information leading to a conviction in the case to $100,000.
"We hope this money will maybe bring the one person out who has the piece of information that detectives will use to solve it," said Trish Hardy, whose brother, Deputy Charles Robert Anderson, was slain Jan. 24, 1987.
"There has to be someone out there who can bring this to an end," Hardy said.
Anderson, 35, an 11-year veteran, was off duty when he walked into his Burbank home on a Saturday morning and was shot to death by an intruder. He was carrying his 5-year-old son, who was not injured. His wife and year-old daughter were in the family's car outside the home in the 1700 block of West Oak Street.
Fled to Neighbor's House
After hearing gunshots, Anderson's wife, Beth, ran into the home and saw him sprawled in the hallway. She then grabbed their son and fled with both children to a neighbor's house. When police arrived, Anderson was dead and the intruder was gone.