Show to benefit Santos fund

September 22, 2004

Mark R. Madler

A Filipino- American musical troupe will donate proceeds from an

upcoming show to a fund set up in the memory of a Burbank murder


The show, by sisters Laly and Terry Aldeguer, owners of a West

Covina dance studio, will feature an original musical composition in

honor of Sharon Anne Santos.


"It is very sad," Laly Aldeguer said of what happened to Santos.

"We don't want anything like this happening to anybody."

The show to benefit the Friends of Sharon Santos will formally be

announced Tuesday night at a tribute to Santos at Manila Buffet &

Grill, 130 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale. The tribute is from 6 to

10:30 p.m.

Nina Haynes, a high school friend of Santos, said the family was

aware of the tribute but was not sure if any family members or close

friends would attend.

The Aldeguer sisters' show is Nov. 13 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N.

Brand Blvd., Glendale.

Santos, 30, was found dead in the trunk of her car Sept. 2 on a

side street in Chinatown. She had been missing for more than two

weeks before her body was found. Her family lives in West Covina.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has yet to determine a

cause of death.

The family continues to remain in contact with the investigators

although no new leads have been reported.

Burbank Police Sgt. Jay Jette said detectives are continuing with

interviews and are awaiting lab results on Santos' car.

Warner Bros., where Santos worked as a financial analyst, the city

of Burbank, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have

combined to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the

arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects in Santos' death.

Anyone with information can call the Burbank Police Department at


Donations for the Friends of Sharon Santos fund can be sent to:

c/o Len Mercado, 18760 E. Amar Road, PMB No. 248, Walnut, CA 91789.

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