SHERIFF SEEKS HELP TO SOLVE COLD CASE MURDER: LARRY HARGIS, CAB DRIVER FOUND DEAD IN SPRING VALLEY IN 1970

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August 21, 2014 (Spring Valley) -- The Sheriff's Homicide Detail wants your help in solving the murder of Larry Hargis. This case has remained unsolved for more than 40 years.



On June 25, 1970, Larry Hargis reported for work at the Yellow Cab Company. During the pre-dawn hours, Hargis radioed the cab company dispatcher to let them know he was driving a customer from 11th and C Streets in downtown San Diego to Spring Valley. He was never heard from again.

Later that day, Hargis was found shot to death in a field in the 800 block of Galopago Street in Spring Valley. There was no sign of his cab or wallet.

The abandoned cab was later found in the 1200 block of 16th Street in Downtown San Diego.

Investigators say robbery was the possible motive in Hargis' murder. However, no suspect has ever been identified.

If you have any information on the murder of Larry Hargis, call the Sheriff's Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321.

You can also call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being for information that leads to an arrest.

Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.