CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1988
A UCLA Medical Center research associate has been placed on leave while university police investigate whether medical equipment seized at a Riverside cryonics laboratory was stolen from UCLA, a spokesman said Wednesday. Jerry Leaf, who keeps an office at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation laboratory in Riverside, was expected to remain on leave with pay for at least 15 days, UCLA spokesman Richard Elbaum said.
August 13, 2003 |
Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams was decapitated by surgeons at the cryonics company where his body is suspended in liquid nitrogen, and several samples of his DNA are missing, Sports Illustrated reported. The magazine's report, appearing in this week's issue, is based on internal documents, e-mails, photographs and tape recordings supplied by a former employee of Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
May 20, 1988 |
A cryonics laboratory under investigation for homicide in the beheading of an 83-year-old woman has frozen and stored another body at the facility without legal permission to do so, authorities said Thursday. The body of an elderly man who died May 7 of heart disease at his home in south Florida was transported by air to the Alcor Life Extension Foundation laboratory here the following day and suspended in a tank of liquid nitrogen, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1989 |
While Richard C. Jones' body lay suspended in a tank of liquid nitrogen at a warehouse in Riverside on Tuesday, a bitter tug-of-war commenced in Los Angeles Superior Court over the Emmy-winning television producer's deathbed decision to change his will, cutting by half the $10-million legacy he had previously left to a cryonics laboratory. In 1987, Jones, who worked under the name of Dick Clair, set up a will and trust to give his $1-million Toluca Lake estate and residuals from hit televisions shows, including "It's a Living," to the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Riverside, which freezes bodies in hopes of reviving them at some future date.
February 25, 1988 |
UCLA police on Wednesday asked Riverside County prosecutors to bring grand theft and possession of stolen property charges against a cryonics laboratory here allegedly in possession of more than $7,000 worth of equipment stolen from the UCLA Medical Center, a university spokesman said. The investigators "are submitting crime reports to the district attorney's office seeking criminal filings for grand theft and receiving stolen property," said UCLA School of Medicine spokesman Rich Elbaum.
February 24, 1988 |
The Riverside County coroner's office has determined that the death of an 83-year-old woman, whose head was severed and frozen in hopes that future science would reanimate her with a new body, was a "homicide," resulting from a lethal dose of a barbiturate. Calling the death of Dora Kent the "killing of a human being by another," a coroner's official said late Tuesday that the case has been turned over to the district attorney's office for further investigation and possible criminal charges.