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Esotouric Tour's presents Human Sacrifice : The Black Dahlia, Elisa Lam, Heidi Planck & Skid Row Slasher Cases

January 14, 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Tour meets at Hill Street Patio at Grand Central Market (near Horse Thief BBQ)

Parking: Grand Central Market Garage at 308 S Hill Street

Join Esotouric’s Kim Cooper and Richard Schave, the Skid Row historians featured in “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” and their special guest Joan Renner, on a true crime and cultural history walking tour that explores the terrifying intersection of real estate speculation, housing insecurity and death in Downtown Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present.

You’ll learn about the importance of newspaper reporting to 20th century crime investigations, and the role of internet communities today, hear about how previous generations slept rough in all-night movie theaters, alleys and under bushes, how the high cost or lack of housing options make victims more vulnerable, and about property developers who bend the rules to transform low-income residency hotels and market rate apartments into profitable blind spots where people can vanish.


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