14 Hollywood Murders Still Unsolved

Ronni Chasen joins a long list of eerie crimes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2010 10:56 AM CST
This image provided Chasen and Company shows Hollywood publicist Ronni Sue Chasen, who was shot to death Nov. 16 in her Mercedes-Benz in a Beverly Hills, Calif., neighborhood.   (AP Photo/Chasen and Company)

(Newser) – The story of Ronni Chasen's unsolved murder continues to get stranger, but it's not the only Hollywood murder involving a culprit who has yet to be caught. The Daily Beast lists 13 more:

  • Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG: Both rappers were victims of drive-by shootings within six months of one another. Did someone take revenge on Biggie for ordering a hit on Tupac, or is something else to blame?
  • Elizabeth Short: The aspiring actress, nicknamed the "Black Dahlia," was found mutilated in Los Angeles. Her murder was never solved, but it was made into a 2006 movie.
  • Natalie Wood: The former child actress, who had quite a few high-profile relationships, allegedly slipped and fell into the water, possibly while drunk. Or was it murder?

  • Virginia Rappe: The young actress was allegedly killed by a 350-pound silent movie star, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, during a sex assault. But Arbuckle was never convicted.
  • Jack Nance: The actor died after somehow hitting his head—he told friends he was punched by two young Hispanic men outside a doughnut store, but some assume he got drunk and hit his own head. He died of a subdural hematoma.
  • William Desmond Taylor: The silent film director was found shot behind his home. Some suspect cocaine dealers; others suspect it had something to do with jealousy over his relationship with comedian Mabel Normand; or it could have been a case of unrequited love.
Click here for the complete list or here for the latest on Chasen.

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