$75,000 Reward Offered in Murder of Elderly Encino Man

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The city of Los Angeles has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whoever fatally shot 80-year-old Harvey Cohen last September, they announced during a news conference Friday morning

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Harvey Cohen died after being found with a gunshot wound in Encino in September. (Credit: Family photo)

The victim’s family offered an additional $25,000, bringing the total reward up to $75,000.

“Our family lost the most wonderful husband, father and grandfather of six,” Sandra Cohen, the victim’s widow, said.

Cohen was found shot in his home in the 5300 block of Andasol Avenue in Encino on the morning of September 19, authorities said.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

“Someone came into our home and murdered my 80-year-old defenseless husband,” Sandra Cohen said. “What kind of person would do such a thing?”

Officials offered few details about the investigation during Friday’s news conference, but noted that it was a difficult case and they were still piecing things together.

KTLA’s Courtney Friel contributed to this report.