Robert Durst, born April 12, 1943 in New York City, the oldest of four children, is the son of New York City real-estate moguls Seymour and Bernice Durst and an heir to the enormous Durst skyscraper fortune. He has been implicated in the decades-old disappearance of an ex-wife, a suspect in the murder of his best friend, and convicted of murdering and dismembering his neighbor – yet as of 2015, Durst remained free to walk the streets of New York City.
An exhaustive new book suggests that O.J. may indeed be innocent for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In the book, Dear suggests that the real murder is O.J. Simpson’s son, Jason Simpson. Dear proposes that O.J. did visit the crime scene shortly after the two victims were murdered but rather than committing the crimes himself, merely initiated a series of actions to help cover up the crime and protect his son. An interesting theory – but does it merit consideration?
A Riverside, California boy has captured a picture of a ghostly apparition appearing outside the window of the fourth floor of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. In the photo, you can see what appears to be the transparent figure of a man standing on the ledge of the fourth-floor window.
The mysterious case of Elisa Lam – bizarre behavior caught on video prefaces drowning death in hotel rooftop water tank
In February 2013, after hotel residents complained of funny-tasting water and poor water pressure, 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tank in Los Angeles. The coroner’s finding was surprising to many – accidental death by drowning – despite the fact that no drugs nor alcohol were found during autopsy of Lam’s body. Even more disturbing, an elevator surveillance tape recorded Elisa’s bizarre behavior just moments before her death.
Long-hidden JFK footage that clearly shows second shooter to be aired, then sold, to bidders this week
The Wrap is reporting that long-hidden footage showing a clear view of a second gunman in the John F. Kennedy assassination will be aired, and offered for sale to private investors this week. The footage is currently in possession of Texas real-estate developer, Stephen Bowen, who says he obtained the film from a Houston television news producer who held onto it secretly for more than 40 years. The film is said to clearly show a second shooter hiding in the bushes along the route the presidential motorcade took on November 22, 1963 supporting the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.
Los Angeles authorities said yesterday that body parts have turned up in two separate water treatment plants in L.A. It is believed that the body parts are from the same woman. A woman’s head and upper body were found at a San Gabriel Valley sewage plant (in the 1900 block of Workman Mill Road, east of Los Angeles) while a foot, legs, and pelvis were found 30 miles away at a wastewater plant in the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street in Carson two days earlier. At both locations, the body parts were found in bins that hold debris separated from sewage wastewater.
As we predicted a few days ago, given rumors that special ops units designed to kill on sight had been deployed to California, Chris Dorner would not be captured but instead, would be killed on sight. Now evidence is mounting that the cabin fire that killed Dorner was purposely set by police (or military) officials in an effort to kill or flush out an already injured Dorner. Many suspected official arson was in progress when news cameras were instructed to not shoot close-ups of the cabin which Dorner fled into. In a veritable replay of the infamous Waco incident, now he have received transcripts of television news audio as well as recordings of police radio frequencies (Los Angeles police, Sheriffs, and possibly military) that confirm the cabin fire was deliberately set by officials.
For those who didn’t know, LA does indeed have a subway system although the geographical dispersion of LA residents doesn’t make it a very popular choice for moving about the city. Still, in the 1940’s, over 65,000 riders used the LA subway system, a system that has since been abandoned after the new lines were built. Entrances to the underground system have been sealed but readers have noted there are a few ways you can still get in. Unsealed entrances are typically located behind locked gates or inside the old subway system’s boarded-up terminals. Here’s a collection of photos from the old LA subway system.
On June 13, 1994, a couple in Las Angeles were surprised when their dog, a small white Akita, returned home with blood on his paws. They took the dog back outside and it led them directly to a neighbor’s home – Nicole Simpson. Peering inside the gate they could see Nicole’s lifeless body lying on the sidewalk.On June 13, 1994, a couple in Las Angeles were surprised when their dog, a small white Akita, returned home with blood on his paws. They took the dog back outside and it led them directly to a neighbor’s home – Nicole Simpson.
The Grim Sleeper serial killer – loose for three decades, at least a dozen women meet untimely deaths by his hand
They had his DNA. They had his fingerprints. They had a description from a survivor. Ballistics tests match the .25 caliber gun used in the crimes. But the elusive Grim Sleeper serial killer continued to claim victims on the streets of Los Angeles for over a quarter of a century before an arrest was made. The total number of victims is unknown but it is believed that at least a dozen women met untimely deaths by his hand.
On the night of February 24/25, 1942, less than three months after the United States entered World War II, an extraordinary event occurred in the skies of southern California. Known as the Battle of Los Angeles (or The Great Los Angeles Air Raid), a large number of flares, fires, blinking lights, and a huge UFO appeared in the skies of Los Angeles. As warning sirens sounded the alert, the United States military fought against the objects for several hours. After the dust settled, the military could give no explanation of the “enemy” combatants they had just battled.