Blue Line attack: $10,000 reward offered

WILLOWBROOK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide investigators on Tuesday announced a $10,000 reward to help find two women who brutally beat a man to death at a Metro Blue Line station.

On June 13, John Wayne Whitmore, 65, was on the platform of Metro's Willowbrook Blue Line station waiting for a train when two suspects approached him. The three began arguing, which led to fighting on the platform. Police say several heavy blows to the head killed Whitmore.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment, but he later died from his injuries.

Authorities released surveillance footage, hoping it will lead them to arrests. The victim's family is also pleading for help.

"Come forward. Don't be afraid, come forward, because it can happen to anybody," said Gwendolyn Whitmore Aldridge, the victim's sister.

Detectives say it is possible the suspects didn't realize that Whitmore died following the attack, and they may not know that they are wanted for murder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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