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June 8, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Campbell and Shari Miller led very different lives. Campbell, a 15-year-old student, had recently moved to Los Angeles from Missoula, Mont., and lived quietly with four other family members in a one-room apartment, scarcely venturing outside her Westside neighborhood. Miller, six years older than Campbell, apparently lived out of her car and performed odd jobs when she could find them. She had a large circle of acquaintances and hung out at a bar known as the Meet Market.
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May 9, 1995 | AL MARTINEZ
The last time I saw John St. John we talked about making another movie about him, "Jigsaw John 2," or something like that. We met at a Downtown bar called the Redwood, as we had so many times before, at the suggestion of a television producer who thought it would be a terrific idea to do a movie of the week on St. John's last case. "What last case?" the old detective demanded grumpily, peering at me through his one good eye. "Who the hell says I'm retiring?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989 | AL MARTINEZ
John St. John studied me over the top of his V.O. and water and said there were ghosts out there, hundreds of them, drifting down the hushed corridors of apartment buildings, hovering over vacant lots, lingering at the street corners. One of them was Helen Meyler. He said it in a tone characteristically flat, his expression bland, the pauses between comments long and silent. I waited while he took a sip of his drink. The man won't be rushed. He's got his own pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no squadrons of motorcycles wheeling in stately procession. No volleys of gunfire echoing from the rifles of an honor guard. No outpourings of rage over the pervasive street violence that snatches the lives of so many valiant police officers. But the sense of loss was just as great.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | AL MARTINEZ
The last time I saw John St. John we talked about making another movie about him, "Jigsaw John 2," or something like that. We met at a Downtown bar called the Redwood, as we had so many times before, at the suggestion of a television producer who thought it would be a terrific idea to do a movie of the week on St. John's last case. "What last case?" the old detective demanded grumpily, peering at me through his one good eye. "Who the hell says I'm retiring?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horrifying memories, surfacing now after being repressed for more than 40 years, have convinced Janice Knowlton that her father was a killer, possibly even the infamous Black Dahlia murderer. Knowlton's apparent recollections have impressed Westminister police detectives enough that today they will dig up the site of her former residence, now a vacant lot, in search of evidence of a crime--possibly the Black Dahlia victim's belongings or the body of another woman.
NEWS
June 5, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Los Angeles police detective has been suspended for a month by Chief Daryl F. Gates and a second officer has taken early retirement after it was alleged that they compromised a federal investigation into labor racketeering in the entertainment industry, The Times has learned. The suspension, ordered Thursday afternoon against Detective Louis W. Graham, 45, came after a four-month investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs unit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horrifying memories, surfacing now after being repressed for more than 40 years, have convinced Janice Knowlton, 54, that her father was a killer, possibly even the infamous Black Dahlia murderer.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rusty knife, farm implements and costume jewelry were dug up Saturday in a vacant lot during a police excavation prompted by a woman's belief that her father long ago was not only a killer, but the infamous, and never captured, Black Dahlia murderer. Based on the woman's recollections, apparently repressed for more than four decades, Westminster police officials supervised the excavation of a dirt lot where the woman's childhood home stood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no squadrons of motorcycles wheeling in stately procession. No volleys of gunfire echoing from the rifles of an honor guard. No outpourings of rage over the pervasive street violence that snatches the lives of so many valiant police officers. But the sense of loss was just as great.
NEWS
May 4, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John St. John, the legendary Los Angeles homicide detective whose exploits over more than four decades in investigations such as the Black Dahlia and Freeway Killer murder cases led to the "Jigsaw John" television series, died Wednesday. St. John, 77, whose seniority before his retirement two years ago earned him the Los Angeles Police Department's detective badge No. 1, died of pneumonia and pancreatic cancer at a hospital in West Covina, the department said.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rusty knife, farm implements and costume jewelry were dug up Saturday in a vacant lot during a police excavation prompted by a woman's belief that her father long ago was not only a killer, but the infamous, and never captured, Black Dahlia murderer. Based on the woman's recollections, apparently repressed for more than four decades, Westminster police officials supervised the excavation of a dirt lot where the woman's childhood home stood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horrifying memories, surfacing now after being repressed for more than 40 years, have convinced Janice Knowlton that her father was a killer, possibly even the infamous Black Dahlia murderer. Knowlton's apparent recollections have impressed Westminister police detectives enough that today they will dig up the site of her former residence, now a vacant lot, in search of evidence of a crime--possibly the Black Dahlia victim's belongings or the body of another woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horrifying memories, surfacing now after being repressed for more than 40 years, have convinced Janice Knowlton, 54, that her father was a killer, possibly even the infamous Black Dahlia murderer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989 | AL MARTINEZ
John St. John studied me over the top of his V.O. and water and said there were ghosts out there, hundreds of them, drifting down the hushed corridors of apartment buildings, hovering over vacant lots, lingering at the street corners. One of them was Helen Meyler. He said it in a tone characteristically flat, his expression bland, the pauses between comments long and silent. I waited while he took a sip of his drink. The man won't be rushed. He's got his own pace.
NEWS
June 5, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Los Angeles police detective has been suspended for a month by Chief Daryl F. Gates and a second officer has taken early retirement after it was alleged that they compromised a federal investigation into labor racketeering in the entertainment industry, The Times has learned. The suspension, ordered Thursday afternoon against Detective Louis W. Graham, 45, came after a four-month investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs unit.
NEWS
May 4, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John St. John, the legendary Los Angeles homicide detective whose exploits over more than four decades in investigations such as the Black Dahlia and Freeway Killer murder cases led to the "Jigsaw John" television series, died Wednesday. St. John, 77, whose seniority before his retirement two years ago earned him the Los Angeles Police Department's detective badge No. 1, died of pneumonia and pancreatic cancer at a hospital in West Covina, the department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
For more than a decade, Janice Knowlton believed she knew the answer to a question that has long intrigued crime buffs: Who killed the Black Dahlia? Knowlton was 10 years old and living in Westminster when the nude body of Hollywood hopeful Elizabeth Short -- bisected at the waist and drained of blood -- was found Jan. 15, 1947, in a vacant lot in the Leimert Park district of southwest Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Campbell and Shari Miller led very different lives. Campbell, a 15-year-old student, had recently moved to Los Angeles from Missoula, Mont., and lived quietly with four other family members in a one-room apartment, scarcely venturing outside her Westside neighborhood. Miller, six years older than Campbell, apparently lived out of her car and performed odd jobs when she could find them. She had a large circle of acquaintances and hung out at a bar known as the Meet Market.
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