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Police Seek Woman in Boyfriend's Death

October 08, 1998

A 32-year-old woman is wanted in the killing of a boyfriend whom authorities allege she fatally shot and then buried in a makeshift grave at the house they rented in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Christina Marie White of Pacific Palisades was initially wanted for questioning in the death of 29-year-old Peter Paul, a construction company owner and an aspiring actor.

But investigators said Wednesday that they believe White--who also uses the names Timi Vaughn and Tia Williams--killed Paul and buried his body in a 4-foot-deep grave in the front yard of a house off Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

White was last known to be driving a late-model white sports utility vehicle and may have cut and darkened her blond hair, said Deputy Martin Rodriguez, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Paul's body was found Sept. 31 by the landlord.

White has two outstanding arrest warrants stemming from the theft of $800,000 from two former employers, authorities said.

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