LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The widow of a wealthy Encino man, who was murdered inside his home in 2013, announced Friday her family was increasing the reward for his death to $75,000.
Harvey Cohen, an investment banker, was shot inside his home on Andasol Avenue in the early morning hours of Sept. 19, Los Angeles police said.
Cohen suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach and was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police said a .45 caliber bullet casing was recovered from the scene, but no murder weapon was found or signs of forced entry.
“There were unlocked doors at the residence, that’s what I’m going to leave it at,” Capt. Billy Hayes said. “We’re not sure exactly how the individual entered the residence, but there’s no sign of forced entry.”
Sandra Cohen, the victim’s widow, said the family added $25,000 to the city’s $50,000 reward that was announced Thursday.
“Whether you do it for the reward or not, please provide the police with anyone information you have to get the murderer off our streets,” she said. “Someone came into our home and murdered my 80-year-old, defenseless husband. What kind of person would do such a thing?”