‘Not to sound condescending, but in the US and in many other countries, you are innocent until proven guilty.Yes, the case is technically open. But police have not actively investigated for years since no one credible has stepped forward with new, relevant information. But if you think you have that, you should most definitely tell your info to police.
One police source told me- exact quote- “we don’t think she did it, we never said she did it, and if we thought she did it, we would’ve arrested her a long time ago.”
The reason the case remains open is the LA County Coroner’s final report. It ruled the mode of death as “undetermined”. That’s the coroner’s office basically saying “We don’t know.”
So basically you have:
1) the LA County Coroner saying “DON’T KNOW”-
2) the LAPD saying, “NO- but we’ll keep the case open, because of the Coroner’s report, and in case somebody knows something we don’t”.
3) Chiba- the only person alive who knows for sure- saying “NO”.
Based on my contacts with the LAPD, the LA County Coroner’s office, and Chiba’s interview, I’m leaning toward “no” also. That’s just my opinion.
The main people directly calling her a murderer/negligent are people on the internet.
I’ve read some of your posts regarding the case and personally don’t find them credible, but maybe authorities will think differently. I would definitely contact them if I were as convinced as you. Here’s their info. Gil.
LAPD Northeast Division
3353 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065-1416
Here is the reply of my editor, Iman Lababedi: