Tuesday, June 20, 2006

An Old Friend Who Made It

I was watching T.V. last night about that celebrity gal's boyfriend who might end up being alive, having possibly faked his own death. They showed the private investigator who was working on the case and the name and appearance was familiar.

When I went through the C/R Police Academy back in '84, a John Nazarian sat next to me. The guy on TV looked similar but if it was the same guy, he really changed his appearence over the years.

So, I did a web search this morning, and yep, it's the same guy. This overview of the, now a celebrity of sorts, John Nazarian, shows him attending the C/R Police Academy. It also mentions him having been an undertaker.

I remember John saying he worked on the bodies of the Symbionese Liberation Army members that were killed in the big shootout in L.A. decades ago. He said they were all wearing gas masks and the masks were melted to their faces from the house they were in catching fire.

Anyway, interesting seeing someone I knew back in the old days making it big.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ was working in the detective bureau of L.A. County Lennox Sheriff's station and some of his colleagues were involved in the shootout which was just over the line in the city of L.A. The Coroner at the time was Thomas Noguchi who certified that the SLA thugs all died of "smoke inhalation". The gas masks were overwhelmed and the subsequent heat caused the melting.


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