LOS ANGELES HISTORY
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
Inside a mansion, it’s as if time stopped in 1959 when a doctor killed his wife and then himself. Gifts still sit, unopened. Why?
By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2009
It’s a murder mystery that has puzzled a Los Feliz neighborhood since 1959.
The criminal-case part was solved quickly enough. Homicide investigators found that Dr. Harold Perelson bludgeoned his wife to death with a ball-peen hammer, savagely beat their 18-year-old daughter and then fatally poisoned himself by gulping a glass of acid. (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)