California offers $50,000 reward in decades old slayings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are hoping a $50,000 reward will finally help solve the slaying of a young family nearly 30 years ago and end the mystery surrounding an empty safe.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr’-ah) and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn announced the new effort to solve the cold case on Friday.

California Department of Justice analyst Marcy Jacobs was fatally shot and stabbed in the family’s home in 1991. She was 31.

Her 33-year-old husband, Michael Jacobs, was shot dead in the garage near an open safe that may have contained cash or gold. Their 9-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was fatally shot in a bedroom.

Hahn says Sacramento detectives working with state justice officials are investigating the case again because of recent advances in analyzing evidence collected long ago

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