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The Real Story Behind L.A.'s Most Famous and Mysterious Murder House

The handsome Spanish Revival mansion at 2475 Glendower Place in wealthy Los Feliz has long been one of Los Angeles's creepiest mysteries. If the story was just that a doctor had killed his wife with a ball-peen hammer, then himself with Nembutal and pills, it'd still get passed around among neighborhood kids. But after the murder-suicide, the house sold and stayed empty for decades—still decorated for Christmas as it supposedly had been on the December night of the murders. It was a lovely house in a desirable neighborhood, abandoned to piles of old trash, thrill-seeking trespassers, and murder mystery bus tours. Now, Jeff Maysh at Medium has dug up the real story of the Los Feliz Murder House, just as its fates might be about to change for the first time since 1959.

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