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Cold case: Who killed Rescue man and where are his family’s rifles?

Photos of long-ago stolen rifles and shotguns have been released by El Dorado County authorities in hopes that the 30-year-old homicide of a Rescue grandfather can be solved.

Halley Wing was a 76-year-old former law enforcement officer living on a ranch in Rescue on June 2, 1986, when he was killed. The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office provided a narrative of events that led to his death:

The day of his killing, Wing’s family was to celebrate his son’s 49th birthday. That day, Wing saw a blue sedan in the driveway of his son’s home, which was next door to his property in Rescue.

Wing decided to drive over and investigate. While his wife, Bernice, watched with binoculars, she saw one of the two intruders on her son’s property get into the passenger side of her husband’s car and open fire.

Three decades later, Wing’s murder remains unsolved. The family has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

A reward of $5,000 is offered if one of the Wing’s rifles or shotguns stolen that day is turned over to investigators. The rifles are a Winchester lever-action 30/30 and a .22-caliber Remington Score Master Model 511. The shotguns are a 12-gauge Supermatic High Standard Model C100 and a Winchester 12-gauge Model 97.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews