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6 Years Later, Family Seeks Public’s Help Solving Triple Homicide

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PINYON PINES (CBSLA.com) — Family members of three victims murdered in 2006 say they are still asking for the public’s help to solve the case.

Billboards will go up in the next few days around Coachella Valley urging Riverside County residents to reveal any tips about the triple homicide.

On Sept. 17, 2006, 18-year-old Becky Friedli, her mother Vickie Friedli, and Vickie’s longtime boyfriend, Jon Howard, were murdered in their Pinyon Pines home before it was set on fire.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the case for the past six years, but the family is now looking to a team of 10 retired law enforcement investigators for help.

The pro bono team, led by former detective and private investigator Luis A. Bolaños, is comprised of former sheriff’s deputies, district attorney’s investigators, and FBI agents.

“I want that billboard to strike a cord,” Bolaños told CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen.

Becky’s sisters, Drew and Tanya, visited the crime scene Monday and asked for the public’s help, according to The Press Enterprise.

“Please give us closure. I know in their heart it’s the right thing to do. And if somebody this evil can do this to my family, what can they do to somebody else?” Tanya said.

Bolaños approached the sisters about a year ago offering to help with the case.

“It’s tragic what these monsters did to her,” the private investigator said about their younger sister.

Since Monday, Bolaños has received more than 100 tips regarding the case.

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