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

(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.

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.
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)
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