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$75K offered to solve '02 Studio City murder

Michael Tardio (left), 35, and Christopher Monson (right), 31, were found shot to death in a scorched SUV in Studio City in 2002.

February 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators are hoping an increased reward will help solve a nine-year-old double murder.

In September 2002, police found a burning Mercedes-Benz SUV on a Studio City street.

Inside were the bodies of 35-year-old Michael Tardio and 31-year-old Christopher Monson.

Both had been shot.

A reward in the case stands at $75,000.

Police said they believe the two were killed as they tried to sell jewelry belonging to Tardio's girlfriend, featured in Playboy Magazine.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call 1 (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.