The investigation is still active and the $50,000 reward is still up for grabs for substantial leads on the which left an elderly man dead, according to LAPD Valley Traffic.
Paul Albert Helfen, 76, of Northridge, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Nordhoff Street approaching Woodley Avenue when he was struck from behind by a vehicle also traveling eastbound.
The impact ejected Helfen, causing him to hit the roadway and a planter box in a parking lot. He suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the incident is strongly urged to get in touch with LAPD Valley Traffic detectives James Deaton at 818.644.8035 or William Bustos at 818.644.8021, during normal business hours.
For anonymous tips, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (800.222.8477) or go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”