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Hillside Strangler Suspect Release #257618

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1978
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(Studio) Los Angeles police release of man arrested as suspect in Hillside strangling cases reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Release of Peter Jones due to lack of evidence reported George Shamshak's claims with regard to Jones' involvement in 2 of deaths recalled. [Los Angeles police chief Daryl GATES - cites lack of supporting evidence in Shamshak's statements about Jones as reason for release. Describes baffling nature of case and notes resources used in investigation.] Earlier questioning of actor Ned Yorke in connection with case noted. Photo shown. Other details with regard to investigation given, incl. request by police that district attorney consider murder chgs. against Shamshak in 2 strangling cases.
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter

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