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Autopsy Results Finally Out in Odd Hollywood Murder

Publicist Ronni Chasen died of multiple gunshot wounds in 2010

(Newser) - Autopsy results have finally been released in the mysterious 2010 murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. Chasen, who was driving home from the Burlesque premiere at the time, was killed by "multiple gunshot wounds" to the body, according to the newly-released coroner's report. She was hit four times,... More »

Ronni Chasen Murder Was a Botched Robbery: Cops

They believe the man who killed himself was her killer

(Newser) - After all kinds of Hollywood-esque twists and turns, police think they've settled the murder of publicist Ronni Sue Chasen . It wasn't a professional hit, just a robbery gone awry. And despite their earlier view to the contrary, they think her killer is Harold Martin Smith, the man who shot himself... More »

Near Ronni Chasen's Murder Spot, Eerily Similar Incidents

Could it have been a gang-related killing?

(Newser) - Police are now saying that Harold Smith, the erstwhile suspect who shot himself when police tried to question him about Ronni Chasen’s murder, probably didn’t kill the Hollywood publicist—and now the Daily Beast takes an extensive, and exclusive, look at the latest developments in the still-baffling case.... More »

14 Hollywood Murders Still Unsolved

Ronni Chasen joins a long list of eerie crimes

(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
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Dead Chasen Suspect 'Bragged About Killing'

Man told neighbors he was an ex-con who wouldn't go back to jail

(Newser) - The suspect in the murde r of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen who killed himself as police closed in didn't act much like a professional hit man, neighbors say. The suspect, named as Harold Smith, "had a screw loose," a neighbor tells AP . She heard him bragging about killing... More »

Publicist Murder Suspect Kills Self

Suspect shot himself after police arrived at Hollywood hotel

(Newser) - A suspect in the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen killed himself as police served a search warrant at a Hollywood apartment house. The suspect—whose name and exact connection to the killing haven't been disclosed—pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head when confronted by police in... More »

Hollywood Offers Up Ronni Chasen Murder Theories

And they are pretty wild, to say the least

(Newser) - Ronni Chasen's Beverly Hills murder continues to stump detectives , but Hollywood is offering up some pretty crazy ideas about what happened to the famed publicist. "One theory is that somebody close to Ronni had substantial gambling debts of up to half a million dollars, and she was being chased... More »

Publicist's Murder Was Planned

Police reviewing security footage from Buddy Hackett estate

(Newser) - Police probing the mysterious murder of movie publicist Ronni Chasen now believe the killing was planned, and not the result of road rage or a carjacking, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . Beverly Hills police suspect Chasen was killed by shots fired from a vehicle that pulled up beside her Mercedes... More »

Publicist's Murder Stumps Cops

Police have few leads on who killed Ronni Chasen

(Newser) - The death of celebrity publicist Ronni Chasen is a real-life Hollywood murder mystery, and police are stumped. Nearly half of the Beverly Hills Police Department is working on the case, the Daily Beast reports, but they have little evidence, no motive, and no witnesses. Chasen was found fatally shot in... More »

Hollywood Publicist Gunned Down in Beverly Hills

Police baffled by Ronni Chasen's murder

(Newser) - A real-life murder mystery is stumping police in Beverly Hills. Longtime Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, 64, was found in her Mercedes with five gunshot wounds early yesterday morning. She died shortly afterward. Chasen was apparently driving when she was shot, and her car crashed into a light pole on Sunset... More »

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