Porn Star Murder Case Reopened

November 1st, 2005 | researchmaterial

On October 28, 1990, the head and feet of William Newton were found in a dumpster in an alley behind Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, Calif. Newton, a gay man, was also known as porn star Billy London. His gruesome murder was never solved.

Detective Wendi Berndt, now supervisor of the LAPD Homicide Unit, Hollywood Division, told GAYVN today that after 15 years the case is being reinvestigated.

Berndt, the original detective on the case, had subsequently been assigned to different Divisions over the intervening years. Returning to Hollywood Division as supervisor, she has decided to reinvestigate the Newton murder…


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