Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7)
Dead in Hollywood is a true crime zine documenting strange and tragic Hollywood deaths (color, 36 pgs.)
Three women stalked to their deaths.
In 1985, 18 year-old Rebecca Schaefer wakes up in her West Hollywood apartment to the news that 13-year-old peace activist, Samantha Smith, has died in the Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 plane crash. Schaefer could not have known that this tragedy will lead to her untimely death in 1989.
On October 30, 1982, Dominique Dunne is strangled by her ex-boyfriend, John Sweeney, in the driveway of her West Hollywood home. She lapses into a coma and never regains consciousness. Dunne dies five days later. Sweeney is convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Dunne's death and serves three and a half years in prison. Dunne is 22 years old when she dies.
Former Los Angeles Raiders cheerleader, Linda Sobek, turns to a career in modeling and has moderate success posing semi-nude in magazines like “Truckin’.” In November of 1995, it looks like Sobeck’s luck is about to change for the better. Aspiring photographer, Charles Rathbun, on assignment for “Autoweek,” contacts Sobek from a payphone and asks her if she will pose for an upcoming issue. A month earlier, Sobek had given Rathbun her business card at an automotive show in Las Vegas and tells him… to keep her in mind for modeling jobs.