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Murder of Samuel L. Rwmnel Los Angeles Police Department File - DR 839 136

The victim, a prominent attorney, was murdered December 11, 1950, at his home in Hollywood. The weapon used was left at the scene. The murder weapon is a 12 gauge, double barrel Remington Arms shotgun, with an 181" sawed-off barrel. It is equipped with two triggers, ribbed ramp and automatic ejector. The bluing is worn from the gun. It bears the serial number 304 181 and the part number 4815. The gun was first sold in 1901 to the Continental Tobacco Company. In 1914, the owner reported it stolen in Riley, Kansas. This Department urgently requests that an immediate search be made of any records or files of your organization which may pertain to weapons" and that personal contact be made with gun dealers, pawnshops, and any past or present employees, Who might supply information relative to this gun. . Any effort devoted to this matter will be greatly appreciated. Please forward all replies and/or request for further information to captain Blaine R. Steed, Homicide Division, Detective Bureau, =---""""-,,,._olke D.ePB.rlment...,-J.o1bAngeles, i fornia, .elephone..m.unber, CB 1 MIchigan 5211, Extension 2521. Very truly yours,

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Tuesday, January 21, 1947

No. 14

WANTED INFORMATION ON ELIZABETH SHORT Between Dates January 9 and 15, 1947

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Description: Female, American, 22 years, 5 ft. 6 in., 118 lbs., black hair, green eyes, veO' attractive, bad lower teeth, finger nails chewed to quick. This subject found brutally murdered, body severed and mutilated January 15, 1947, at 39th and Norton. Subject on whom information wanted last seen January 9, 1947 when she got out of car at Biltmore Hotel. At that time she was wearing black suit, no collar on coat, probably Cardigan style, white fluffy blouse, black suede high-heeled shoes, nylon stockings, white gloves full-length beige coat, carried black plastic handbag (2 handles) 12 x 8, in which she had black address book. Subject readily makes friends with both sexes and frequented cocktail bars and night spots. On leaving car she went into lobby of the Biltmore, and was last seen there. Inquiry should be made at all hotels, motels, apartment houses, cocktail bars and lounges, night dubs to ascertain whereabouts of victim between dates mentioned. In conversations subject readily identified herself as Elizabeth or "Beth" Short. Attention Officers H. H. Hansen and F. A. Brown, Homicide Detail.

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BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS RODNEY WEBSTER, President WILLARD G. THORPE, Vice-President DELL A. SCHWEITZER HARRY E. INSLEY EARL B. GILMORE GEO. T. JEFFERS, Secretary

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ATTENTION! ALL PEACE OFFICERS
The following described girl was kidnapped from the Mt. Vernon Junior High School located at 18th street and Norton avenue, yesterday, Dec. 15, 1927, at 12 :30

p. m. by a man who falsely informed her that her father was seriously injured, thereby securing permission from the faculty to take the child from school:

school)-American, age 25 to 30 years! 51 one inch squ.are .stampe~ in"gold with le~~ feet 8 inches, 150 pounds, slender build, teds B.D.S. In CIrcle, WIth Los Angeles thin features, smooth shaven, medium COll1- beneath same. plexion, dark brown hail', wavy and had the An effort may be made to sell this merappearance of being waxed, spoke good chandise on the streets or in nearby cities. English; apparently well educated; wore Hold any person sodoing for investigation. heavy brownish-grey he;rringbone over.c~at, Information for Captain L. L. Curtis or dark grey hat, dark suit. He w~s driving Detectives Beeson and Burris, Robbery Dea dark colored coupe or convertible road- tail 'Detective Bureau. ster with spare tire in rear. This man has ' two associates, a man and woman. THEFTS REPORTED No. 2 (man)-American, age 28 to 30 years, 5 feet 1 inch, 140 pounds, dark comDecember 15, 1927 plexion, very dark under the eyes, stocky Ref. No .. build, wearing bluish-grey 3-piece suit, 249823-Brooch, onyx and jade. "M..M." grey felt fedora hat same color as suit, in cut steel in center. large square yellow gold wrist watch with 2498 07-Clarinet, Buescher. No. 31703. leather strap and luminous dial, generally 249890-Cufflinks, piece. $2.50 gold well-kept appearance. "George." No. 3 (woman)-Stock build, wore 249889-Handbag, large brown. "A.G."· heavy maka-up, dark complexion, black 249720-Juice Extractor, Sunkist Orange. dress, stylish appearance. No. 36281. These last two were in an old dark col- 249715-Kodak, Eastman. No. 13340 on ored sedan, and they later sent wires to the inside; No. 289473K on handle. parents of the kidnapped child, demanding 247246-Fire Extinguishers, Standard Unransom money, and also tried to rent a derwriters. Nos. 212745, 2127no use in a nearby city. 20, 212706, 212702 .and 212688. Forward any information regarding these 249879-Mirror, comb and brush, ivory. people to Inspector E. Raymond Cato, Cen"A.D.A." tral Police Station. 2482G9-Pistol, .25 Colts. No. 314868. 24966S-Saxaphone, Pan American. No. BANDITS OPERATING IN LOS 26942. 249880-Toilet set, combination. "W.K." ANGELES DEC. 15-16' on leather holder. Sawtelle Division, Drug Store: Corona. No. 5L-10No. I-American, 23 years old, 5 feet 10 249721-Typewriter, 665. inches, IG5 pounds, dark hair, dark eyes, lady's Elgin. "S.M.R." medium complexion dark suit, light check- 248269-Watch, 247795-Watch, Gruen. C No. 50628. ed cap. Held .45 automatic in left hand. No.2-No description. American, 24 years old, 5 feet 6 inches, GRAND THEFT 130 pounds, medium build, dark hair, blue JOHN GROVES, alias MAYFIELD eyes; spoke with Southern accent. .38 nickel-plated gun. Olds touring, 1923 GROVES. Description: American, age 21, 5 feet 10 model. inches, 170 pounds, medium dark complexUniversity Division, Parked Car • Last American, 30 years old, 5 feet (j inches, ion, round face, large black eyes. 160 pounds, medium build, dark beard, seen wearing a cap am! brown sweater, rl+ivi ng a l' ord automobile with two lights dark complexion dark grey shabby suit, in rear, red stripe 1h inch wide around each dirty cap; were glasses. Blue steel gun. light. License number or further descripHollywood Division, Pedestrian: . tion of the Ford not available at this time. Mexican, 30-35 years old, 5 :feet 9 inches, This man is said to follow the boxing pro140 pounds; dark overcoat, black slouch fession. hat, handkerchief (dark colored) for mask. Arrest or furnish any information as to Blue steel gun. this man or his whereabouts to Deputy Central Division, Grocery: Sheriffs Strong and Hanby, Burglary DeNo. l--American, 22-25 years old, 5 feet tail Sheriff's office, Hall of Justice, Los An, inches, 175 pounds, red hair, very red geles, Calif. complexion; light brown sweater, brown cap, dark pants. A MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS OF No. 2-Meiican, 23-24 years old, 5 feet SILVER STAR LODGE No. 312, 2 inches, 135 pounds, very slim, dark comK. of P. plexion, blue suit, brown cap. Automatic guns, old Studebaker touring car. The regular Christmas party and dance will be held Dec. 22 at 7 p. m. at K. of P. STOLEN NECKTIES Hall, 230 S. Spring street. Each child During the night of Dec. 15, 1927, per- present will receive a gift from Santa son or persons unknown stole 400 neck- Clause, so send the name and age of each ties; assorted colors and patterns; priced at child you will bring to W. J. Land, 222 95 cents each; total value $380. Lake Shore terrace, or call 582660. Good Every tie carr-ied black silk label about music ana refreshmen ts.
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24, 1957

BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MICHAEL KOHN, President EMMETT C. McGAUGHEY, Vice-President JOHN FERRARO HERBERT A. GREENWOOD WILLIAM F. uicrrr

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December 24, 1957 License Year Make Model Motor LUL 167 53 Ford 2-dr B3RG 144328 FWA 499 53 Pack 4-dr L405763 JXV 515 52 Merc 2-dr 52LA32684]d FVC 548 54 Olds 2-dr V187754 LUB 649 50 Ford 2-dr E\OLB162210 MJZ 788 57 Chev 4-dr VC57L145566 575 848 111. 56 Ford 2-dr V6GG 119288 STOLEN PLATES: JYP 385

TO MY FELLOW EMPLOYEES IN THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT:
As we. approach the Christmas Season, and the ending of another year, may the full measure of Yuletide joy and happiness be showered upon each of you and your families. The personal realization of accomplishment, resulting from your superior performance during this past year, should stimulate a fuller enjoyment of this period of spirituality and good fellowship. Best wishes for a genuinely Happy Christmas and fulfilled hopes in the coming year. W.H. PARKER . Chief of Police

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December 24, 1957 Year Make Model Motor 49 Chev 2-dr GAA117133 48 Chev Spt Cpe FAA484514 51 Pont 2-dr C8US5097

CANCELLATIONS
Please RALPH Fictitious 20, dated custody. cancel Bulletin Notice want on L. FOWLER, for Forgery of a Name, (2 counts), Bulletin No. January 28, 1955. Defendant in DR No. 491031.

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. As we review the past year and -the pre-eminent position the Police Department of the City of Los Angeles occupies, the Board of Police Commissioners commends you for this well deserved recognition. We realize that a tremendously increased population, with no material increase in our forces, has presented almost" unsurmountable problems. That these have been met so efficiently is due to the dedicated men and women who are so loyally and steadfastly devoting themselves to the service of their City. With these thoughts in mind and with deep appreciation, the Board of Police Commissioners extends .to Chief William H. Parker. and all the' personnel of the Police Department and their families a sincere wish for a Merry Christmas and a'New Year abundant with health and happiness. , BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS Michael Kohn, President Emmett G. McGaughey, Vice President John Ferraro, Commissioner Herbert A. Greenwood, Commissioner William F. Lucitt, Commissioner

Please cancel Bulletin Notice want on RICHARD DEWEY DAVIES, for Forgery, Bulletin No. 168, dated August 29, 1957. Suspect in custody. DR No. 004242. Please cancel Bulletin Notice want on ELTON C. TOLAND, for 476a P.C. (Checks, No Account)', Bulletin No. 241, dated December 16-,1957. In custody, Bkg. No. 50816.5. DR No. 060230.

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We regret to announce the death . of Retired Sgt. Roy E. Parker who passed away Wednesday, December 18, 1957, at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in this city. Sgt. Parker was born June 12, 1902, in McAlister, Oklahoma. He was appointed policeman in this department on March 1, 1930; and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on August 16, 1947. His last assignment previous to service retirement March 6, 1950 was to the Traffic Enforcement Division. He leaves his widow, Corinne A.; his mother, Mrs. Edna P. Parker; and a brother. Services: 'Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 21, 1957, 11 a.m., at the Moritz Funeral Home, 913 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello, California. Masonic rites, under the auspices of the Table Mountain Lodge, No. 124, F.&.A.M., were conducted Tuesday, December 24, 1957, 2 p.m., at the Table Mountain Lodge Masonic Temple in Paradise, California. Interment: Paradise, California.

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LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF'S OFFICE MAR. 5, 1902"
LOOK OUTS Arrest these men: WILLIAM F. WALKER, 61 years ~"o-::t .j; 145 Ibs; sallow complexion; gray hair; blue eyes; gray moustache and van dyke beard; may have shaved beard; slightly stooped shouldered. Wanted at New Britian, Conn., for embezzlement, a felony. Pictures at Central and University. Reported in Portland, Ore. a few days ago; now f h gone rom t ere. 2 ALLEN FLINK, 31 years; 5 feet 8; 150 lbs; light complexion; brown hair; smooth shaved; slightly pockmarked; rather long slim nose; engineer by trade member Stationary firemen's Union and Royal Loggers' Ass'n. Wanted for MURDER of John Wallace at Adria, Wash., Jan. 13, 1907. Information Wanted

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Bicycles. Autos. Rigs &. Animals. 3 Bay mare, 7 years 1200; bad wire cut left front foot; 17 hands; extra long tail. Top buggy, white canvas curtains; end springs; new clip on hind spring. n.eport to Detectiv-e Bureau. 4 Triumph wheel, dark frame, deep hammer mark in seat post, no coaster, nearly new tires.
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8 JOHN MINOR SUTTON, 30 years. 5-7; 1351bs.; blonde; speaks with strong Southern accent; formerly street car man Los Angeles. Missing 9 A. L. MOORE, Santa Ana, 39 years, looks younger; 160 lbs.; 5-Slight hair; Sandy moustache; dark suit pepper and salt patern; green plaid tie; small diamond pin; Carried long dark over coat. Notify wife Sunset 604 .Santa Ana. General Orders To the Captains, This Bulletin will hereafterbe issued daily, a copy for each officer, and so far as it covers the ground will do away with the necessity of reading orders, descriptions etc. Each Captain will arrange for an officer to call at this office daily at 11:30 a. m. to sec rue the copies -for his division and will have them delivered to the officers before they go on watch, or as soon thereafter as possible. Officers will note that the items are consecutively numbered, facilitating reference to back numbers. Information desired to be printed should be delivered or telephoned to the Executive Secretary the preceding day if possiule. The Bulletin and the printing office are attached to the Chief's Office and will be in immediate charge of the Executive Secretary, subject to my orders.

Officers knowing anything of the whereabouts of the persons named here, will report information to this office, forwarding report through division commander.