ABC Evening News for
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977


Headline: Los Angeles / Hillside Strangler

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Summary:

(Studio) Los Angeles police failure to find suspect from composite sketches drawn of Hillside Strangler reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) Early background of strangling cases, prior to police formation of special task force, given. Map shown of locations of early murders, all within 10 mile of Glendale, California. Murder of Lauren Rae Wagner detailed; police task force information to this time cited. 1st hard leads for police, with murder of Hollywood prostitute Kimberly Martin, noted; phone call from Hollywood Public Library and other details outlined, include sociologist Lois Lee's call to police after Martin's service contacted her when Martin failed to report in. [LEE - says reason for calling police and chancing client arrest for prostitution was because of recent incidents. Knows of no police follow-up until next day when body found.] Attn. to Hollywood street scene brought by victims' connections with area reported [WOMAN - always works with someone, never goes alone.] Police news conference reports on case cited. Has been learned bodies were mutilated in certain manner; refusal of police to reveal manner stated.
REPORTER: Tom Schell

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Program Time:05:39:20 pm - 05:43:50 pm. Duration: 04:30
Reporters:Reasoner, Harry; Schell, Tom
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
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Record Number:47084