Annals of Crime #3


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Los Angeles -- Twenty-six-year-old Roger Wing Whittier of North Bend, Oregon, lies dead on the stage of the Follies Theater, shot to death in the empty burlesque house in a gunfight December 1st with police who tried to arrest him as he caressed a picture of a dancer he called "my redheaded angel." Police said he apparently was crazed with love for the dancer, identified as Loretta Miller. An anonymous telephone call sent police to the theater at 6 A.M. One detective's ear was nicked by a shot from Whittier when officers told him to drop his gun. (1954)