L.A. Noire Presents: The 1947 Edition Los Angeles Crime Map

Are you from Los Angeles, Ca, then you might be more interested in LA Noire than you know.

Today, in partnership with the L.A. Times and their Archives group, and inspired by the L.A. Times’ own acclaimed Crime Map project, Team Bondi presents the L.A. Noire 1947 Edition Crime Map with some of those other cases from that landmark year of Los Angeles crime that were researched – ranging from the fascinating to the frightening.

Tales Include:

– 72-year-old oil man, E.J. Miley, who picked up three hitchhiking youths as he left on a drive from LA up to Fresno. The trio were petty thugs who thought they had an easy mark on their hands…

– A pair of weightlifting rivals in Pacific Palisades who agreed to head to the gym to “settle the question of superiority”, but it winds up being far from a fair lift-off…

– A horrible account of a young, disturbed returning veteran who, with no warning or apparent cause, murdered his bride and himself at his in-laws house one evening…

– Acrobat burglars who broke into a market by ripping off a skylight, chopped a hole in the ceiling, and slid down a pole to make off with $2500 in cash (yes, that was a LOT back then) along with several hundred pounds of meat – but not before stopping to apparently chug several quarts of milk.

In addition to many more. Read the original clippings of these stories as they appeared in the L.A. Times that year, and see exactly where they happened in Los Angeles with the 1947 Edition Crime Map at www.latimes.com/lanoire.

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