‘Clark Rockefeller’ Charged With 1985 San Marino Murder

By 03.16.11

Gerhartsreiter assumed many identities over the years, including Christopher Chichester as he was known during his time in San Marino. He’s been considered a person of interest in the murder ever since his evaporation shortly after Sohus and his wife (who is still missing) disappeared. Jane Robinson, a spokeswoman for the L.A. district attorney said Gerhartsreiter was also linked to the disposal of a pick-up truck owned by the Sohus couple. John Sohus's body was discovered in the backyard of the house Gerhartsreiter was renting in 1994, when the current owners were excavating to install a pool.

Gerhartsreiter is being held in Boston, but could be extradited to L.A. if the charges stick. Read the AP story about the new charges here. For a great summation of who this guy is, and a look at the unbelievable, almost Hollywood thriller elements to his story, read Vanity Fair contributor Mark Seal’s account here.


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