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Who Killed Ronni Chasen? Investigators Search for Clues in Beloved Publicist's Murder

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"We don't have crimes like this in Beverly Hills," Lt. Tony Lee told a reporter.

Hours after the murder of 64-year-old entertainment industry publicist Ronni Chasen, investigators working the case are puzzled as to who would shoot the woman in her car multiple times in the chest and leave her to crash her vehicle and die.

Chasen had spent her evening at a red carpet premiere and party for the new film "Burlesque." Just minutes before the shooting and the crash was reported, at 12:22 a.m. Chasen "placed a cellphone call to her office, leaving a to-do list for her staff," reports LA Now.

Detectives spent today searching Chasen's home and office, "looking for fingerprints, phone records and e-mail messages that might provide clues" as to who her killer or killers might be, according to LA Now. Early speculation points to road rage as a possible explanation for the violent crime with an unlikely target.