More than 100 bikers will gather Sunday in San Diego for a memorial motorcycle ride in remembrance of a couple killed in their Bay Park home five years ago – a murder that remains unsolved to this day.
The 5th Annual Barry & Carol Sandberg Memorial Ride starts at 1 p.m. Organizers say the group will meet at noon at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial and ride together to San Diego Harley Davidson at 4645 Morena Blvd. to celebrate the lives of their dearly departed friends, who were also motorcycle enthusiasts.
Friends hope the annual ride will keep this cold case in the public eye and eventually lead to justice.
Carol and Barry Sandberg were found dead on May 7, 2009. During the murder, Barry’s Harley Davidson was stolen from his home. The motorcycle, which had the license plate number HARLYD, was never found.
The killer or killers also remain at large five years after the couple’s murder.
According to San Diego Crime Stoppers, a $51,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information should contact the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Following the Sandberg’s 2009 murder, neighbors told NBC 7 the pair had been married for nearly 40 years and described them as a nice couple.
During their investigation, detectives said they were looking to see if Barry had any enemies. He did have a criminal record, with conviction for breaking into someone’s home in 2008, according to police. Barry also had multiple civil lawsuits filed against him.
Though friends acknowledged that Barry encountered some tough times and didn’t always get along with everyone, friends also said he had turned his life around and was on the right track at the time of the slayings.