John Leaves Dawn At Dupar’s Restaurant

Mid-July, 1981.

After being in protective custody and before John and Dawn fled Los Angeles, John wanted to see Eddie one more time to ask for money and/or drugs. Dupars is the diner where John dropped off Dawn and had her wait. He was supposed to be back in 30 minutes, but it took almost 2 hours. Allegedly, Eddie and Greg Diles held a gun to John’s head and made him beg for his life. John had the idea to say friends of his had letters to mail to authorities explaining everything, if he did not return soon. This is also when LAPD saw John at Eddie’s because his house was under surveillance. Quoting Tom Lange, “You can’t trust a person like this, when they talk out of both sides of their mouths.”

After that ordeal and after coming back for Dawn here at Dupars Restaurant, they went back to Eddie’s and there was $500 in the mailbox, left by Eddie. I believe John had asked for $1500. He was dreamin’.

12036 Ventura Blvd. Open 24 Hours.

12036 Ventura Blvd. Open 24 Hours.

Eddie’s house is just south off Laurel Canyon Blvd. – 1.5 miles away.

5 minute drive.

5 minute drive in Sharon’s Malibu.