Governor Schwarzenegger Offers Reward for Information in the Double Murder of Jason Allen and Lindsa


WHEREAS, on August 18, 2004, 26-year-old Jason Allen and 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall were found dead in sleeping bags on a beach near the town of Jenner, both having been shot in the head; and WHEREAS, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department has pursued all viable leads and to date the murders of Jason and Lindsay remain unsolved; and WHEREAS, Sonoma County Sheriff-Coroner Bill Cogbill has asked that a state reward be offered, to supplement an existing, privately funded reward, to encourage individuals with information about these murders to contact law enforcement; and WHEREAS, the families of Jason Allen and Lindsay Cutshall fully support the reward; and WHEREAS, public assistance is vital to law enforcement, and rewards often encourage public cooperation essential to apprehend those who have committed serious offenses; and WHEREAS, the Governor is authorized by Penal Code section 1547(a) to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who has committed, or is charged with the commission of, an offense punishable by death; and WHEREAS, the reward will be paid in accordance with Penal Code section 1547. NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby offer, effective immediately, a reward in the amount of fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000) for new information, voluntarily given hereafter, leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of the person or persons who committed or is/are charged with the commission of an offense punishable by death for the murders of Jason Allen and Lindsay Cutshall. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the twenty-second day of November 2004. /s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California