LA HABRA — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who beat to death an auto shop owner and seriously injured two workers, police announced Wednesday.
Don Gilchrist, 41, of Bellflower, Cornelius Postma, 41, of La Habra, and David Mendoza, 26, of La Habra were found severely beaten Jan. 3 inside Gilchrist's shop, Dr. Don's Automotive. Gilchrist died of his injuries four days later. The other two suffered major brain injuries and have been unable to talk about the beating.
A worker from a nearby business found the bludgeoned men with their hands bound inside a back room at the shop. Officers recovered a metal weapon used in the attack but said finger and palm prints and blood left at the scene have failed to produce enough evidence for an arrest.
Police said they have questioned two brothers in connection with the case and are seeking a third to question but no arrests warrants have been issued.