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Chatter Continues in Chasen Case, as 'Clues' Crop Up

Ronni Chasen (AP Photo)
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The Beverly Hills Police Department continues to doggedly pursue leads in the murder case of publicist Ronni Chasen, but besides the very public spectacle of the suicide of Harold Smith, the "person of interest" in the killing, the investigators have not been making information readily available. In their stead, the media has pounced on the mysterious murder and continue to reveal "clues" and tidbits from other crimes and Chasen's private life.Today the Daily Beast leads the rumor mongering with their report based on "an exclusive email" they obtained that "reports a woman driving in the same neighborhood a week earlier was threatened through her window by a gunman under similar circumstances." The email is reportedly a neighborly warning about an African-American or Latino man in "gang garb" who drove erratically and pointed a gun at a female driver, who, in turn, just kept driving.

They add that there was a similar shooting ten days later that an unnamed Covina man survived, and that despite authorities believing this was a professional hit, "the killer did not have to be an expert marksman."