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  1. #16
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    Mimi's Charley Project file has been updated.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ower_mimi.html
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    So the message was written on the purse, or was the message on a piece of paper attached to the purse? If written on the purse itself, the person who "found" it, would know that the owner would not likely want to keep the purse with ink marks on it. so yeah, I think it was placed to throw police off.


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    http://www.doenetwork.org/

    go to case File 2157DFCA




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    The writing was on the purse itself. It bears a strong resemblance to the writing on the body of murder victim Jeanne French. I couldn't find a picture of the Boomhower purse. I think there might be one in Steve Hodel's Dahlia book.
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    If coincidence never happened, there wouldn't be a word for it.


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    Whether true or not, Boomhower has been referred to as a "merry widow".

    If her lights were left on, that indicates a hasty exit indeed, that is, unless that was her habit - either that or she was only expecting to be gone a few minutes.

    I wonder if anyone was familiar enough with her wardrobe so that, by process of elimination, it could be determined what she was wearing after she changed. That would be an indication of where she may have been going, I think.
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    I think the purse was meant to show Mimi committed suicide, that's why the credit card wasn't touched. Walked into the water, left her belongings on beach. The best way to avoid an investigation would be to show no crime was committed.


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    http://www.stevehodel.com/faq/FAQ04.pdf

    PDF has articles scanned. There is a picture of the white purse. Purse on page 3 of 13. (FWIW, I'm not buying into the black dahlia connection but that's just me).

    I do find it interesting that Mimi disappeared on the 6th anniversary of her Husband's death and that she was having financial difficulties also.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=qwf...wer%22&f=false

    Page 319.

    In this book it is written that she told her business manager C. Manaugh that she was going to meet a gentleman at 7 PM at her home and that Mr. Manaugh believed that this man might have been a perspective buyer for the home.

    In this book it is written that the purse was to have been found not to have had any particles of sand.

    (there is another picture of the purse in this book linked directly above).

    There are couple of pages missing of course that probably conclude Mimi's entry in the above book and it looks like the next chapter deals with Spangler (she also has a thread on here).

    http://books.google.com/books?id=wKW...wer%22&f=false

    Another book. page 416.

    Identifies Mimi's address as 701 Nimes Road, LA. Id's her deceased husband as N. E. Boomhower deceased 1943.

    This book Id's person who found purse in phonebooth and gives his address as well.

    (this book also compares Mimi to black dahlia but I brought it here for the details included)

    The gambler that Mimi was seen with at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel the week or so prior to her disappearance is ID'ed in the PDF above IIRC.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=5953,2589814

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Aug 16, 1959

    This article gives her estate value after her declaration of death.

    Just some additional reading info for anyone interested.


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    Her home was in Bel-Air. That's a very wealthy neighborhood. It sounds like she did whatever she could to keep up appearances. I wonder if she got involved in some sort of shady financial dealings (loans, etc) that she just couldn't pay back?

    It sounds like the investigators had a good idea of what her jewelry looked like. I wish they would have released pictures of it. I wonder if it's been pawned? Finding the jewelry might have been a major clue in her disappearance.
    Do you have language questions or letters/documents that you'd like to have examined in order to determine the language background of the writer? I can help!


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    According to a previous post, Mimi Boomhower was a widow, her husband having died in 1943. Does anyone have any further information about him? Was he a serviceman who was killed in World War II? If not, what was his occupation and how did he die?


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    Novis Boomhower or Novice E. Boomhower:
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=4891,6693220

    Widow's Sister: Mrs. Olga L. Herman, Hewlitt, LI
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...pg=4901,137120

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    Thanks. Seems Mr. Boomhower was a "Linoleum tycoon". Does anyone today even know what linoleum was? But back then it was probably the state of the art in floor covering.


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    She seems to have squandered most of her fortune. I wonder if some lothario had bled her dry then killed her so she wouldn't turn him in.
    This is my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
    I think the purse was meant to show Mimi committed suicide, that's why the credit card wasn't touched. Walked into the water, left her belongings on beach. The best way to avoid an investigation would be to show no crime was committed.
    I agree and the fact that her body was never found is an indication that suicide wasn't what happened.

    No proof but I think a reasonable assumption; the people who left the purse did actually find it on the beach as they said and they had nothing to do with the murder. They probably had some reason not to get involved, for example, they were married but not to each other and weren't supposed to be there.
    This is my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid


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