First, I do NOT consider you a conspiracy theorist. By compiling peoples’ recollections in an effort to clarify an event, you’re merely doing what police do every day. Additionally, you seem to have a very good grasp on what is interpretation, opinion or speculation, and what is provable fact. Please know that I’m always grateful for the information you provide, so do not be deterred.
Second, this case is not technically a “cold case” because that term (as we use it at RHD) refers to an unsolved murder in which all leads have been exhausted. Elliott’s case is an “undetermined” death investigation that will remain open until south time as a definitive conclusion (i.e. homicide, suicide, accident etc) is reached by the police.
Lastly, I, like you, have not forgotten this event, and as is the case with all unsolved investigations that I have undertaken, I retain hope that someday someone will provide first-hand information that will enable us to reach an unequivocal conclusion.
As always, should you have any questions, concerns or information you wish to share, I’ll be more than happy to answer what I can. You know how to get in touch with me. Thanks for your diligence.
DETECTIVE III J. KING
Los Angeles Police Department
Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) Homicide Special Section
100 W First Street (Fifth Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90012