Supervisors Authorize Reward for Information Related to Torrance Murder

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized a $10,000 reward today, at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe, for information related to the homicide of Joseph Gosinski.

On December 23, 2010 at 11:30 pm, the Torrance Police Department was called to Chicane Motor Sports at 1908 Del Amo Blvd. regarding an injured person in the business. The business is located at the south west corner of Del Amo and Gramercy Place. Upon arrival at the business, officers discovered Joseph Gosinski lying on the floor of the business and non-responsive. Torrance Fire Department was subsequently called in and Mr. Gosinski was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation determined Mr. Gosinski was the owner and well known mechanic who worked on high-end vehicles. The Torrance Police Department is looking for anyone with information or who was in the area of the business on December 24th between 6 and 8 pm. It has been determined Mr. Gosinski was most likely attacked as he closed the shop for the holidays and the perpetrators were possibly waiting for him or were in the area during this time period. Torrance Police Department is also looking for anyone who has information regarding persons of interest that may have had prior conflicts or made threats towards Mr. Gosinski.

Detectives feel it would be beneficial to offer a reward for this case, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individuals responsible for this crime.  They can remain anonymous.

Anyone having any information related to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant J. Hart of the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5688.  The identity of all callers will remain confidential.