• Short Summary

    A wealthy Californian eye physician...Dr. Victor Ohta, his wife, two sons, and a secretary were?

  • Description

    1.
    Aerial View Ohta's house on Santa Cruz hillside (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    Aerial View Swimming pool
    0.16

    3.
    SCV Ted pound interviewed
    0.46

    4.
    SV PAN Swimming pool
    0.56

    5.
    MV Fire damaged section of house
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    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 3)



    POUND: "I saw these bodies in the pool".



    REPORTER: "How could you describe it? Were t hey all floating?"



    POUND: "No. There was four of them on the bottom and one floating".



    REPORTER: "It must have been quite a shock"



    POUND: "Yes it was. First I thought it was mannequin...the first one I saw...a dummy with a scarf pulled up over its face...you couldn't see the face. We saw the other bodies and knew they were people".




    Initials OJP/DW/MH/1412 OJP/DW/MH/1419



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A wealthy Californian eye physician...Dr. Victor Ohta, his wife, two sons, and a secretary were found dead in the swimming pool of the doctor's blazing home on a Santa Cruz hillside late on Monday night (19 October). The victims had all been shot in the head before being dumped in the swimming pool. A wide search of the area is being made, but police have so far found no weapon, suspect, or motive to explain the crime.

    The bodies were discovered when firemen, who had rushed to the scene of the blaze, went to the swimming pool to use it as a water supply. Santa Cruz fire officer Ted Pound described the discovery to a reporter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAL0KOJCCMP0DOBBH8C1CFPBKN
    Media URN:
    VLVAAL0KOJCCMP0DOBBH8C1CFPBKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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