• Short Summary

    The mystery of the Hillside stranglings continues in Los Angeles and Pasadena in California. Two?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Police and car on roadside in Pasadena, at scene of crime
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    2.
    GV Body taken from Hillside
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    3.
    SV Van removing body
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    4.
    CU STILL Picture of victim, Paula Ward
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    5.
    CU STILL Picture of Caroline Williams
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    6.
    GV Police searching Los Angeles parking area (3 shots)
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    7.
    GV INT police giving news conference
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    8.
    CU police officer Lt. Dan Cooke speaking at news conference in Los Angeles
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    9.
    SV Body of second victim on stretcher and into van
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    MATSON: "Early Saturday, two security officers found the partially clad body of a young woman in a hilly area near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The location of the body, and the fact that she had been strangled, led police to believe that 18-year-old Paula Ward had been killed by the Hillside Strangler.



    "But later it was learned that she had been seen Friday with 21-year-old Caroline Williams. And Miss Williams' body was found in a Los Angeles parking lot a few hours after the first victim was located.



    "The Williams murder did not fit the Hillside Strangler profile. Late yesterday a suspect was picked up in the Williams case, and today a second suspect was arrested. And police feel the latest killings are not the work of the Hillside Stranger."



    COOKE: "It's altogether possible that whoever did it, tried to make a similar kind of killing, and certainly in a close proximity to where the other victims were found. I have to say that it still has to be an open end question at this time, because we're not really certain one way or the other. But the preponderance of evidence shows that it probably is not connected to the Hillside Strangler cases."



    MATSON: "One of the suspects in the Williams killing, 24-year-old Thomas Davis, was booked on suspicion of murder this morning. Boyd Matson, NBC News, Los Angeles."




    Initials BB/1836


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    REPORTER: BOYD MATSON

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The mystery of the Hillside stranglings continues in Los Angeles and Pasadena in California. Two more young women were strangled over the Christmas weekend, bringing the total since mid-October to 13. Two suspects have been arrested, but Los Angeles Police said they considered these latest killings to be unconnected with the previous 11, except for the possibility of imitation. The Hillside Strangler has been given his name, because he has dumped his naked, and often raped victims, on remote hillsides within a six miles (10 kms) radium. Boyd Matson of the National Broadcasting Company Incorporated report.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF1VG907MKKSBGGL4BO8M4WQ2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF1VG907MKKSBGGL4BO8M4WQ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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