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LAPD to Chasen Investigation Naysayers: You Don't Know The Whole Story

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Ronni Chasen (AP Photo/Chasen and Company)
Since Beverly Hills Police Department announced that the Ronni Chasen murder was a botched robbery, many have questioned the conclusion and wonder if the murder has truly been "solved." LAPD Chief Charles Beck is asking skeptics to be patient, saying "it'll make more sense to a lot of people once it's all put into context," according to CBS Los Angeles.The case has taken many turns and it has often been difficult to separate fact from speculation. Popular theories about Chasen being the victim of a professional hit don't now reconcile with the idea of Harold Smith acting alone as part of a robbery and shooting her while on his bike.

Questions surrounding the tipster who alerted "America's Most Wanted" to the potential connection between Harold Smith and Ronni Chasen have added room for more speculation. L.A. Now notes that the details of what the tipster shared are unclear, but that the tipster was encouraged not to get involved.

All this has caused many to wonder if BHPD is being intentionally cautious about information or if there have been missteps in the investigation.

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LAPD Chief Beck says he has great faith in BHPD and that "detectives working the case know many things they have not put forth in the public."