Detective: Launius Was Not A Pleasant One

Thanks again to Ed for this. Without these newspapers, Ed, I was going to have to post a pic of McCourt’s old apartments, but now that can wait!

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I made a blog post in March about Carroll Sherrill killing Gary Moore. Ron allegedly helped dump the body and burn evidence.

“He was con-wise, joint-wise… he’d been around”, Sutter County Det. Schuck recalled of the lanky, dark-haired Launius. “He was not a pleasant one.”

That is outstanding! What a quote.

This, however, is just plain sad. Devastation.


Her cousin said Richardson’s parents had traveled from Sacramento to Los Angeles hoping to find their daughter alive.

Susan’s mother and sister traveled from Olivehurst to be by her side but were not yet allowed to speak with her. Her father, retired restaurateur Charles Murphy, 77, remained at home and worried about his daughter.

1980 Arrest – Police raid Bill “Ricco” Vlick’s home on Holly Place and find nearly one pound of heroin under a TV in the garage…

L.A. Herald-Examiner. July 4, 1981.

L.A. Herald-Examiner. July 4, 1981.