December 12, 2004 |
One day not long ago, I drove into a valley deep in the mountains of Oregon, a swath of green pastures edged by wild blackberries and split by a creek that filled up a nearby lake. It seemed a pleasant enough place in the world, this hidden valley, but I hadn't driven the 500 miles from Fresno simply to take in the fresh scenery. No, what I had come looking for were answers that had eluded me for 31 years. What I had come looking for were the secrets to my father's murder.
July 29, 1998 |
Here in this bastion of wealth and privilege, the combination is as intriguing as it is unlikely: a 23-year-old unsolved murder, the Kennedy family--and Mark Fuhrman. Some in this leafy enclave beside Long Island Sound credit the disgraced ex-Los Angeles police detective with jump-starting the investigation into the Halloween Eve death in 1975 of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old Greenwich High School student who loved swimming, tennis, her cats and collage artwork.
November 11, 1988 |
ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT (*55 unsolved murders in unincorporated areas) Dorothy Gale Brown, age 11, July 3, 1962 The girl's nude body was found in the ocean about 200 yards offshore, just south of Cameo Shores near Corona del Mar. The cause of death was listed as asphyxia due to drowning. The victim had last been seen alive July 3, riding her bicycle near her home in Torrance. She was found the next day by a diver, who brought her body ashore with the help of another diver.
May 16, 1993 |
It was a first-person account by a serial killer of his thoughts and emotions while he kidnaped, tortured, sexually assaulted and, finally, murdered his young, female victims. The writer-killer describes himself as getting depressed, or making "the fall." He kidnaps and tortures victims as part of his remedy, or "restoration." Victims who go into shock, like an 11-year-old girl who failed to scream--even after cigarette burns and knife cuts were inflicted--are useless to him.
October 21, 1991 |
Back to Reality: KNBC Channel 4 premieres a new reality series, "Murder One," Saturday at 7 p.m. The weekly series, hosted by KNBC reporter Mike Hegedus and produced by Pete Noyes, formerly the managing editor of Channel 4 News, will investigate famous unsolved murder cases from around the country. The first show will feature the murder of "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane.
September 20, 1987 |
Lady Diana Delamere took with her to the grave any secrets she possessed about the unsolved murder of her aristocratic lover, an English earl whose death scandalized colonial Kenya 46 years ago. "With her death, history has been robbed of the last witness to the events surrounding the murder of her lover, Lord Erroll," author James Fox wrote in London's Daily Telegraph newspaper. Lady Diana was 76 when she died of a stroke Sept. 3 in Ascot, England.