We're live-blogging the Elk Grove Police Department press conference on the almost-year-old murder case of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal, last March. Follow along, and add your comments below.
2:00 p.m.: More information from police spokesperson Chris Trim: The sketch of the suspect vehicle is a composite based on witness interviews and surveillance video. It's different than the truck police were looking for at the start of the case.
The department has successfully applied for a $50,000 Governor's reward in an unsolved murder case once before, under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. They are also looking into getting the case on America's Most Wanted.
"We need to get out of traditional forms of media, and think outside the box, because this is a priority for us."
Det. Papineau: The FBI has been involved "since the morning after" and given technical assistance like enhancing video and getting administrative subpoenas for phone records. EGPD is the lead agency on the case, however.
1:38 p.m.: Press conference has wrapped up. We spoke with Kamaljit Atwal, the son of shooting victim Gurmej Atwal. He says he's missing his father a lot as the one-year anniversary of the shooting approaches.
"I don't know how to put it in words. I lost a father, my mom lost a husband, my kids lost a grandpa. The local folks should bring some more good clues."
1:25 p.m.: The department has applied for a $50,000 Governor's Reward for information in the case and that is pending, Officer Chris Trim says. Anyone who may have been near the scene on March 4, 2011, or noticed anyone behaving peculiarly around that time should contact police.
Mayor Jim Cooper, also a cop, urges the public to come forward with any information. "Cases like this get solved all the time with help from the public, even years later. Someone out there knows something. I would urge you to do the right thing and come forward."
1:20 p.m.: Police have surveillance video of suspect truck, but it was from a distance. It shows truck driving south on East Stockton Blvd.
"It's a busy freeway during rush hour and a full parking lot and lots of people around. People who saw these guys sitting and enjoying the afternoon and people that drove up within seconds afterwards. We're approaching a year and haven't been able to identify anyone who saw this occur. That is an incredible level of frustration."
1:17 p.m. Papineau: Police "can't prove either way" whether attack was a hate crime.
Officers did find shell casings within a fifteen-foot radius of the crime scene. "We were able to determine some characteristics" of the gun and ammunition" from the casings "but we're not putting that out at this time."
1:11 p.m. Primary investigator Detective Kevin Papineau of Elk Grove PD: This was a very fast event. Police had no witnesses who actually saw the event.
Says police got new information from re-interviewing witnesses, and looking back at interviews with shooting victim Gurmej Atwal, who spent time in the hospital before eventually passing away. From interviews they produced a sketch of a suspect vehicle near the scene at the time of the murder.
"We are looking for a siginificantly lifted vehicle, a tan or gold pickup. We don't know the make or the year of the vehicle."
"We received 110 tips from the public on this investigation."
1:09 p.m. Chief Robert Lehner: Despite the passage of time and limited information we've received, this investigation is not concluded. We hope we can get that one tip we're waiting on.
1:02 p.m. Lots of television cameras here. Police are saying they have a new suspect vehicle, a tan or gold pickup truck. This is different than the truck that was first reported being seen at the crime scene.
Official press conference has not yet started.