Even months later, this still seems like such an unnecessary and tragic crime.
El Lay authorities have officially shut down their investigation of murdered publicist Ronni Chasen, and after going through over 150,000 pieces of evidence, have determined that she lost her life when the gunman, Harold Martin Smith, attempted to rob her in her car.
Despite rumors that she had been the target of a professional hit, new details suggest that the gun used in the murder had been stolen from a police officer during a previous robbery in the valley.
Regardless of what actually went down, we can't imagine this is easy for her family and loved ones to accept, and our thoughts are with them as they try to cope with this devastating loss.
May Ronni R.I.P.
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