Category Archives: 1973

LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Bank Robber DR 73 491 959

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room – the “Cop Shop” – when Parker Center was closed. Today we have a picture of a bank robber. The DR number is 73 … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: John Doe No. 52 DR 73 478 242

In case you just tuned in, I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room — the “Cop Shop” — when Parker Center was closed. Today we have an artist’s sketch of John … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Jane Doe, Sept. 5, 1973

Note: Last year I was given a box of news releases, photographs and random pieces of paper from the old press room at Parker Center. I’m gradually posting the material. These are the earrings and the label from a pair … Continue reading

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LAPD: Parker Center Cop Shop Files

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition

Photo: Jack Huston in “Boardwalk Empire.” Credit: Macall Polay HBO via the Los Angeles Times. I was watching “Emperor of the North” and thought a post on newsboy caps might be a good follow-up on How to Wear a Hat … Continue reading

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Leesa Jo Shaner Killing: Wisconsin Inmate Convicted [Updated]

William Floyd Zamastilwas convicted in federal court in Tucson on Thursday of kidnapping and killing Leesa Jo Shaner on May 29, 1973. Her remains were found Sept. 16, 1973, buried on the grounds of Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., a remote military … Continue reading

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Leesa Jo Shaner – Update

Photo: Leesa Jo Shaner An attempt to resolve one of the nation’s most baffling unsolved crimes is quietly unfolding in federal court in Tucson: The mystery of Leesa Jo Shaner, who vanished May 29, 1973,  on her way to the … Continue reading

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