SACRAMENTO, CA - The April 28, 2006 murder of Mrs. Line Withrow remains unsolved. The fatal stabbing was not the only crime committed that day by the killer, believe Sacramento police.
Withrow, 67, was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection ofP and 37th streets at approximately 3:17 p.m. when a car pulled up to her and a person got out armed with a knife, police say. Investigators learned the assailant tried to grab Withrow's purse and there was a struggle before she was stabbed multiple times. The assailant fled and Withrow died two days later of her wounds.
Detectives believe the assailant is connected to three robberies, two on the same day,in midtown and downtown Sacramento before the attack on Withrow.
Witnesses to the crimes in 2006 described the robber as Asian, 20to 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inchesto 6 feet tall with a thin build. His hair was "spiked" on the top and shaved on the sides.
The assailant's car was a dark green 1997-2000 Honda Accord or Civic sedanor similar vehicle.
There is a $50,000 California Governor's Reward for information relating to the murder of Withrow.
Tipsters can call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.