Kevin Rector

legal affairs reporter, Los Angeles Times

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The body parts of a gay porn actor were found in a West Hollywood dumpster in 1990. His case stumped detectives for more than 30 years.

Podcasters, online sleuths were key to solving murder of Bill Newton

The body parts of a gay porn actor were found in a West Hollywood dumpster in 1990. His case stumped detectives for more than 30 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A shooting at Colorado Springs bar Club Q left five people dead. Two worked at the establishment and another was a mother to an 11-year-old daughter.

LGBTQ hatred drove shooting that killed 5 people, says Colorado Springs community

A shooting at Colorado Springs bar Club Q left five people dead. Two worked at the establishment and another was a mother to an 11-year-old daughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than a dozen LA gangs are targeting wealthy people wearing expensive watches, jewelry, and handbags in “follow-home robberies.”

Follow-home robberies: Violent gangs target rich Angelenos

More than a dozen LA gangs are targeting wealthy people wearing expensive watches, jewelry, and handbags in “follow-home robberies.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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