]]>an email from Hollywood journalist Allison Hope Weiner that includes some new details on the case.
“A police source close to the investigation into the murder of Ronni
Chasen says that police have a fairly good idea as to who employed a
Hollywood hit man to shoot the longtime publicist,” Weiner’s email reads. “Although the alleged
hit man killed himself last night before police could take him into
custody, authorities are still making progress in their investigation of
Chasen’s murder. Several sources confirm that police have a working
theory that Chasen’s murder was related to a business deal gone bad.”
As for the alleged hit man, the Beverly Hills Courier reports the person of interest who took his own life on Dec. 1 was Harold Smith.