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August 31, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A prison author whose daring bolt from Austria and eventual arrest in Miami drew headlines last year was indicted Monday in the murders of 11 prostitutes, including three in Los Angeles. Jack Unterweger, 43, was indicted in the murders although state prosecutor Heimo Lambauer admitted that there are no witnesses linking Unterweger to any of the killings.
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March 4, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Sony Pictures Entertainment will make a horror film centered on the mysterious death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, whose body was found inside a water tank at downtown's Cecil Hotel. The project is based on a screenplay by Brandon and Phillip Murphy titled "The Bringing. " It was acquired by Sony Pictures and Matt Tolmach Productions. The 21-year-old Lam's body was recovered  Feb. 21, 2013. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning by the coroner, though surveillance video from the hotel's elevator that showed Lam acting oddly sparked conspiracy theories about the incident.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, whose body was found in a water tank atop a Los Angeles hotel, has inspired the plot of a Hollywood horror movie. Lam, 21, was found dead  in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel on Feb. 21, 2013. Her odd behavior in the hours before her disappearance sparked fears and  conspiracy theories  about how she died. Deadline Hollywood reported that Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach Productions acquired rights to the screenplay “The Bringing,” speculatively written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy, which focuses on a detective's mysterious encounters as he investigates Lam's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, whose body was found in a water tank atop a Los Angeles hotel, has inspired the plot of a Hollywood horror movie. Lam, 21, was found dead  in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel on Feb. 21, 2013. Her odd behavior in the hours before her disappearance sparked fears and  conspiracy theories  about how she died. Deadline Hollywood reported that Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach Productions acquired rights to the screenplay “The Bringing,” speculatively written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy, which focuses on a detective's mysterious encounters as he investigates Lam's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just hours after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for strangling nine prostitutes in Austria and the Los Angeles area, an infamous author-inmate was found dead in his Austrian prison cell Wednesday, an apparent suicide victim. The body of Jack Unterweger, 43, was found hanging from a curtain rod, according to the Austrian Ministry of Justice. Officials said he apparently had used a cord from his jogging pants to hang himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That Jack Unterweger is a murderer is not in question. He admits strangling a prostitute in his native Austria in 1973, explaining that "I envisioned my mother in front of me, and I killed her." The question now, police say, is whether he has slain more, and where. Until this week, investigators thought the former disc jockey may have killed eight other Austrian women--most of them prostitutes and most of them strangled. Now they say he may have killed women in Los Angeles as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors say that although they do not have enough evidence against convicted Austrian murderer Jack Unterweger to file charges against him in the deaths of three prostitutes in Los Angeles, the former disc jockey is still their prime suspect. "The cases are still under investigation," Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael J. Montagna said earlier this week. "We know he was in the Los Angeles area at the time those three women died.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Sony Pictures Entertainment will make a horror film centered on the mysterious death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, whose body was found inside a water tank at downtown's Cecil Hotel. The project is based on a screenplay by Brandon and Phillip Murphy titled "The Bringing. " It was acquired by Sony Pictures and Matt Tolmach Productions. The 21-year-old Lam's body was recovered  Feb. 21, 2013. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning by the coroner, though surveillance video from the hotel's elevator that showed Lam acting oddly sparked conspiracy theories about the incident.
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July 24, 2009 | Kate Connolly
Playing a notorious Austrian serial killer has not been an easy task even for John Malkovich, who is used to unconventional roles. Sometimes, he says, he has "had to kind of choke myself to go on." Interesting choice of words for an actor playing a man convicted in 1994 of strangling nine prostitutes. The production is the baroque opera and theater collaboration "The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer," about journalist Jack Unterweger, who was championed by Austrian intellectuals.
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October 26, 2008 | Leslie Anne Wiggins
The Lizzie Borden B&B near Boston isn't the only lodging with a creepy, notorious past. Here, with an assist from Concierge.com, are several local haunts with histories that are hard to shake: The Night Stalker's retreat The Cecil Hotel, minutes from Staples Center, was a favorite haunt of "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez in the 1980s as well as Austrian journalist and fellow serial killer Jack Unterweger in the 1990s.
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July 24, 2009 | Kate Connolly
Playing a notorious Austrian serial killer has not been an easy task even for John Malkovich, who is used to unconventional roles. Sometimes, he says, he has "had to kind of choke myself to go on." Interesting choice of words for an actor playing a man convicted in 1994 of strangling nine prostitutes. The production is the baroque opera and theater collaboration "The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer," about journalist Jack Unterweger, who was championed by Austrian intellectuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just hours after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for strangling nine prostitutes in Austria and the Los Angeles area, an infamous author-inmate was found dead in his Austrian prison cell Wednesday, an apparent suicide victim. The body of Jack Unterweger, 43, was found hanging from a curtain rod, according to the Austrian Ministry of Justice. Officials said he apparently had used a cord from his jogging pants to hang himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A prison author whose daring bolt from Austria and eventual arrest in Miami drew headlines last year was indicted Monday in the murders of 11 prostitutes, including three in Los Angeles. Jack Unterweger, 43, was indicted in the murders although state prosecutor Heimo Lambauer admitted that there are no witnesses linking Unterweger to any of the killings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors say that although they do not have enough evidence against convicted Austrian murderer Jack Unterweger to file charges against him in the deaths of three prostitutes in Los Angeles, the former disc jockey is still their prime suspect. "The cases are still under investigation," Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael J. Montagna said earlier this week. "We know he was in the Los Angeles area at the time those three women died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That Jack Unterweger is a murderer is not in question. He admits strangling a prostitute in his native Austria in 1973, explaining that "I envisioned my mother in front of me, and I killed her." The question now, police say, is whether he has slain more, and where. Until this week, investigators thought the former disc jockey may have killed eight other Austrian women--most of them prostitutes and most of them strangled. Now they say he may have killed women in Los Angeles as well.
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May 6, 2008 | Mark Swed, Times Music Critic
The great seducer has been sent to hell hundreds and hundreds of times over the centuries, and still he returns to us in new guises. Don Juan is perhaps most famous from Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni," but every generation finds the versions it needs of the charismatic romancer. Jack Unterweger, an Austrian serial murderer who sexually abused and strangled women in Europe and Los Angeles, is a particularly grim, but not unamusing, Don for our times. At least he wasn't unamusing in "Seduction and Despair," a curious musical theater piece devised by the early music ensemble Musica Angelica as a vehicle for John Malkovich, and given two performances over the weekend at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica.
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November 27, 2007 | Denise Hamilton, Special to The Times
In the summer of 1991, Jack Unterweger, a Viennese writer with a checkered past, came to Los Angeles with assignments from Austrian media to report on the city's dark side. He insinuated himself into Hollywood's expatriate Austrian and German crowd, visited LAPD headquarters, and went on a ride-along with a patrol officer.
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