FRANKENSTEIN SCRIBE MURDERED
Some disturbing news this week that will undoubtedly find it's own pedestal to rest on in Hollywood's bizarre history of deaths...
NBC out of Los Angeles is reporting that an Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein co-writer has been murdered.
Officials found the head of scribe Robert Lees in the home of a retired doctor who was also murdered by the same suspect.
Lees was credited on Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein alongside Frederic Rinaldo and John Grant. He also penned 1941's The Black Cat (starring Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi), Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man, and Hold That Ghost before being blacklisted in the '50s.
Although police are trying to find a motive for the double homicide they've managed to piece together the actions of the murder suspect. Apparently a white man in his '40s decapitated Lees in his home early Sunday; the suspect then carried Lees' head to a nearby residence occupied by the aforementioned doctor, broke in, murdered him too, and fled the scene.
Lees was in his '90s.
Courtesy of Creature Corner