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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    CA - Jean Clinton Roeschlaub, 83, Glendale, 1 August 2006

    Jean Clinton Roeschlaub, 83, was murdered in her 16th floor penthouse condominium apartment at 222 Monterey Rd., Glendale, CA ‎on August 1 or August 2, 2006. (An apartment one floor lower is pictured here.) The cause of death was stabbing, and she was reported to have been found face down in her nightclothes. Her family was not permitted to view the body.

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    There was no sign of forced entry, and nothing appeared to have been stolen. Investigators believe that either Ms. Roeschlaub or a staff member must have let the killer into the building and her unit, which was one of several on the 16th floor.

    At the time of her death, Ms. Roeschlaub was the co-owner of Clifton's Cafeteria, the famous restaurant chain which her parents Clifford and Nelda had founded in the 1930s.

    Donald Clinton, Ms. Roeschlaub's brother and co-owner of Clifton's, said that he spoke to her around noon on August 1. When she missed several appointments, her son Bruce C. Davis requested a welfare check from condominium staff, and her body was discovered around 3:15pm on August 2, 2006.

    A few years after Ms. Roeschlaub's death, the family sold off their interest in the remaining Clifton's Cafeteria branch on Broadway, which the new owner soon closed for an extended renovation.

    The crime seems to have been a cold case from the beginning, and despite a $20,000 reward offered by the Los Angeles County Supervisors, there has been no news about Ms. Roeschlaub's murder in several years. She was a respected businesswoman and philanthropist, from an important Southern California family, and it seems a great pity that she should have died so terribly, and that no one be held responsible.
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    May 2017
    It's weird that no one investigated the family. Not long after they sold the restaurant to an outside buyer which it seems was against her wishes. Also seems from basic research that some of the detectives in the case were connected to the family through extended meals on wheels businesses. Seems like whole thing was "brushed under the rug" . Very interesting case.

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