One of the more famous Hollywood killings didn’t actually happen in Hollywood.
It happened in NYC.
Over the past few weeks, there has been some new information about the case which has always been whispered about, but never really explored.
It involves the sibling of a former B+ list mostly television actress who hit it big on two television shows and kind of big on another three or four.
The sibling traveled the country interviewing celebrities. She often traveled first class and also often accompanied some of the celebrities when she was tagging along doing a day in the life kind of story.
Because of who she knew, and the amount of traveling she did, she was asked to smuggle drugs on nearly every trip.
Most of the time she was acting on the behalf of record companies who wanted her to bring it from one coast to another.
All of the courier work paid five or six times what she earned in her regular job.
She made her money by doing high volumes of trips because there was not really that big of a risk at the time for her.
She wanted a big score though.
This is where some of the new information comes in.
Apparently there was a religious organization that at the time made most of its money smuggling drugs.
Vast quantities of it.
The religious organization was a US offshoot of a global religion.
They used the money for new construction and to line the wallets of the leaders of the organization.
The sibling got involved and was supposed to be the person who handled payoffs and logistics for a very important shipment of drugs.
Well, one of the people also involved got busted by the cops for something and ended up talking a lot.
The police released him to try and turn his bosses.
The bosses caught on to him and tortured him.
To try and save his own life he said the sibling was working with the police which is why he had been caught.
It wasn’t true, but the bosses didn’t want to take a chance so they called her into town and killed her and left her to be found in a very public place.
Sister: Michele (Nicholas) Burgen (she was one of the youngest editors of Ebony magazine)
Body found: She was shot to death at New York City’s La Guardia airport