Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the issuance of a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the brutal murder of Kristopher Olinger. Olinger was a 17 year old Monterey high school student who was stabbed to death at a beach in Pacific Grove on the night of September 18, 1997.
Kris had borrowed his mother’s car, a silver 1986 Honda Accord, saying that he wanted to take some night pictures. He visited some friends in Monterey and left a little before midnight. At 6 am the following day, his body was found in a beachfront parking area in Pacific Grove. He had been stabbed over 30 times. His mother’s car was missing, along with his wallet, camera, watch, and ring. Ten days later, the car was found on Willow Glen Way in San Jose. Kris’ murder remains unsolved.
A memorial bench is at the crime scene.