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$50K reward marks anniversary of OC murder

February 1, 2011 5:42:20 AM PST
Monday marked a painful one-year anniversary for a retired LAPD officer. His wife was found murdered in their Orange County home, and the case remains unsolved. A large reward has been offered in the case.A tangible pain is still visible Kristina D'Elia's face. It was a year ago Monday that her mom was murdered inside her home in a quiet neighborhood in the city of Orange.

On Jan. 31, 2010, 48-year-old Cheryl Rose Wynn was stabbed to death. She was found by her husband around 6:30 p.m. lying in a pool of blood on the floor in her bedroom.

No arrests have been made. Monday, the family announced a $50,000 reward for information that leads authorities to Wynn's killer.

Orange investigators hope the reward brings them more leads, because for the past 12 months, the Wynn's murder has been baffling.

"Frustration is definitely the key word in this case. No lead to a suspect. No evidence at this point that we can find anywhere else other than what we found that night in the residence, so we're looking for the public's help on this case, for sure," said Orange Police Sgt. Dan Adams.

Kristina D'Elia's stepfather, Steve Wynn, did not want to talk on camera, but did issue a statement Monday:

"It is a very emotional day. It is a sad memory. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't remember Cheryl. We hope the reward of $50,000 will get someone to speak who may know something," wrote Wynn.

Anyone with information related to the case is urged to call Orange Police at (714) 744-7456.