The executor of the estate of 73-year-old Margaret Reimann, who was slain in her Camarillo garage as she left for church in November, 1986, has reinstated a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker.
Initially, the reward was posted in February, 1987, by Martin Bullock, executor of Reimann's estate, after the Ventura County Sheriff's Department failed to uncover any substantial suspects or motives. The offer expired six months later, after yielding a few leads but no suspects.
On Feb. 8, the reward offer was renewed. Bullock's advertisements in local newspapers have brought numerous phone calls to the Sheriff's Department, said Sgt. Roger Kerr.
"We have gotten responses, but nothing beneficial yet," said Kerr, "nothing that we're right on the trail of a suspect."
At 6 a.m. on Nov. 2, 1986, Margaret Reimann ventured out to the garage of her 156-acre ranch. As she checked the tires on the passenger side of the car, she was attacked from behind. She was bludgeoned by an unknown weapon, then her throat was slit with a "knife of some kind," Kerr said.