Reward fund reaches $25,000 in death of Arlington man
As Arlington police continue to investigate the mysterious late December killing of Carl Diener, his friends have gotten together and raised about $25,000 in reward money.
Diener, 57, of Arlington was stabbed Dec. 29 just before 3 a.m., apparently as he walked to his job opening a local gym.
Diener, a retired federal worker, was an avid exerciser and racquetball player, as well as a jovial presence at Arlington Sport & Health, friends said.
Police have called the reward fund a "remarkable grassroots effort." For more information, visit www.carldienerrewardfund.org.
A memorial party in Diener's honor will be held Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lyon Village Community Center, 1920 N. Highland Street in Arlington.
Anyone with information about the slaying is asked contact Detective Rosa Ortiz at 703- 228-7402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20, 2010; 3:17 PM ET
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