In 1990, the body parts of a gay porn actor were found in a West Hollywood dumpster. They were the remains of 25-year-old Bill Newton, professionally known as Billy London. His murder shocked his close-knit gay community, already overwhelmed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Detectives worked diligently to solve the case, but couldn’t for decades. Now, more than 30 years later, a group of amateur sleuths cracked Newton’s case.
Podcasters, online sleuths were key to solving murder of Bill Newton
- Kevin Rector - legal affairs reporter, Los Angeles Times