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Murder in Paradise: How a 1940s Actor Lost His Way in the Desert

Murder in Paradise: How a 1940s Actor Lost His Way in the Desert

“I remember that case pretty darn well,” ex-Palm Springs Police Officer Joe Jones says. “I joined the police department in September of  ’64. Twenty-two years old. I hadn’t been to the academy yet.” When they arrived at the scene, Jones walked in first. “The front door opened to the living room,” he recalls. “She was on the couch. The blood from the head wound had gone through the pillow and soaked the floor. My...

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