By Don Lasseter
An Aspiring Model
Hopeful good looks Kristi Johnson, 21, concept she was once auditioning to version for a James Bond merchandising. Following the instructions of the fellow who approached her in a shopping center, she drove to a mansion within the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels.
A Hollywood Casting Couch
Weeks later, Kristi's physique used to be ultimately photographed—by the county coroner. Her in part clad physique were came across on a slope off Skyline force. now not one iota of forensic proof was once recovered. All investigators had used to be one other Hollywood dream long past nightmare.
A court docket Drama
But what looked like a useless finish quickly discovered its fortunate holiday. Responding to information stories approximately Kristi's homicide, calls from ladies got here pouring in—all of them sufferers of bogus modeling gigs. One composite caricature later, Victor Paleologus, forty, already on parole for sexual attack, was once taken in custody. midway via his sensational trial, Paleologus stunned...
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M. M. The lingerie store on La Cienega To speed up the search, and maximize efficiency, four detectives and several uniformed officers joined Obenchain in the investigation, fanning out to search for and examine various possibilities. Detectives Michael Cabrera and Gregg Kapp took a stack of the bulletins to the Century City mall and posted them. Detectives John Henry and Maury Sumlin drove to Kristi’s workplace in Marina del Rey, where they interviewed the manager and requested permission to take Kristi’s work computer for examination.
They didn’t have any contact for several weeks, but then began exchanging letters and phone calls. In February 2002, she flew to Texas to see him. The detective asked what kind of problems came up in the relationship. Sawyer said the biggest “downfalls” were distrust, jealousy, and Kristi’s unemployment. Again, in April 2002, she visited him in Texas.
I do not write true-crime books to entertain. I do it to inform. org, an acronym for Parents of Murdered Children, addresses this problem. ” A list of objectionable factors in products, promotion, film, or print media is itemized. I believe it is an admirable organization, with noble objectives, and I encourage visitation to the Web site. It’s been my honor to know and count as friends several members of POMC. While I entirely agree with criticism leveled at the production of toys, games, trading cards, videos, cartoons, or other insensitive portrayals of murder, especially when children are the marketing target, I believe that the public still needs to be informed of lurking dangers.