Exterminator found him.
Setting traps at the neighbor’s house.
– That’s when he saw it.
Is it an “it” or a “him?”
It’s kinda both.
Rat guy said he thought it
was a soccer ball or a pumpkin.
– That’s not a soccer ball.
– Or a pumpkin.
you canvass the neighborhood?
knocked on doors,but guess what?
No one saw anything.
Oh,it’s not just the head.
He’s still in one piece.
Body’s buried underneath him.
Looks like he’s been dead about a day.
Flower petals. Dianthus.
I happen to know flowers.
You ever see one like this before?
You mean made out of a man?
Someone made him into a flower.
and left him here on this lawn.
You send flowers,it usually
means one of two things.
You’re really in love,or
you’re really sorry.
Which one is it?
Diabetic. Frank dunlop.
Frank took a bullet to his chest
at close range before he was buried.
You get some real perspective
when your head is down here.
Is that– is that
Label has yesterday’s date.
apple brown betty?
eat apple brown betty.
Beverly hills cares?
Let’s see if it’s true.
Frank was our best driver.
Totally committed to
others,never missed a day of work.
He was a saint.
Can we get a list of his deliveries?
Frank lived for this place.
Always looking to make it better.
Um,last week he found a way
to raise a ton of money for it.
He say how?
No,but he wasn’t just a talker.
If he said that he
had a way,he had a way.
He ever mention any
problems with his deliveries?
He never complained.
And he was the one who ran
food to all the crazies.
Like sketchy people,troublemakers.
Frank actually seemed to like them.
Any live near north valley circle?
two on vista vierra.
That’s near valley circle,right?
I got a flint garber on 1818 vista
vierra,and a maude paxton on…
1818 vista vierra.
Are you maude paxton?
I am,have you brought the food?
Actually,we’re here about the person
who brings the food. May we come in?
Has something happened to frank?
Where the hell’s my food?
– Flint garber.
– Who are you?
How do you know my name?
Did you bring my food?
They know your name?
Flint,they’re here about frank.
I’m detective reese,and
this is detective crews.
You just let anybody in the house.
we’d like to ask you some,uh– we’d
like to talk to you about frank dunlop.
Well,frank didn’t show up today.
Does that mean I don’t get my food?
When was the last time you saw frank?
The day before yesterday.
He comes every day.
You’d never met a
sweeter soul than frank.
Can we ask where you were last night?
You can ask. Free country.
He was here. He’s always here.
Always? You never leave?
Can’T. Nobody steal my
stuff. Valuable stuff.
And maude,where were you last night?
Here too. We were watching the tv.
It was my turn with the remote.
– Oh,we’re roommates.
– Yeah,just roommates.
So now look,if you don’t have any food for
me,you just get the hell off my property.
The two roommates flint garber and
maude paxton are both clean slates;
no rap sheets on either.
Frank dunlop’s clean too.
Not even a parking ticket.
Maybe this guy really was a saint.
– Only one saint walked this earth.
– Who’s that?
– My mother.
– His mother.
I searched the vi-cap database.
The last murder listed with
dianthus on the victim was in um–
the ’70s.Johnny hazlit.
Weird cult,the hazlits.
Killed ten people,never got convicted.
Hazlit overdosed on drugs in 1972.
What about the rest of the hazlits?
The ones we can trace are
either in prison or dead.
But a lot of ‘em just went
underground and disappeared.
Okay. No leaks,no press.
If the press hears that the hazlits are
still out there,or there’s a copycat,
all hell breaks loose and
we’ll never solve this.
Get online and get me
everything you can about hazlit.
There won’t be a lot in the database
from back then. It’s ancient history.
Well,okay,you two are off
to lapd dead record storage.
Why go there when we can go
somewhere where history comes alive?
los angeles museum of murder and mayhem.
People actually pay to see this?
Maybe we don’t see the value
because we get it for free.
And you knew about this place because…
came here on a date once.
It was her idea.
“Guitar said to have been given to
johnny hazlit by donovan in 1968.”
They called him “mellow yellow.”
Johnny hazlit’s personal teddy bear.
I’m the one who acquired that
piece from a collector in japan.
Can we help you with something?
Are you the owners?
Yes,I’m squeaky. This is tex.
We met at a ted bundy auction.
– He outbid me.
– but she seduced me.
I paid for the guitar.
How much of this stuff is real?
We’re very precise about the
provenance of everything here.
– Yes,an object’s place of origin.
Proof that it is what it is.
Any of the “its” here
a .45 caliber handgun?
No. Famous murder guns
are too expensive for us.
They start around 10,000
and go up from there.
$10,000 for a gun?
– Well,a gun that killed somebody.
mass murder memorabilia is
a huge and growing market.
Sadly,very little comes on the market.
Most collectors are private.
Japanese eat it up.
but they keep their
collections to themselves.
We’d like to look at your archives.
Because you’re homicide detectives?
He’s charlie crews.
Two murders short of
making the mass murder room.
We have a minimum of five.
Actually,I was five murders short.
she means before you were innocent.
Or before we knew you were innocent.
Of course,there’s talk
of what you did in prison.
There’s talk about a lot of things.
Ever see this guy before?
Uh,no. Is he a murder victim?
You’re homicide detectives.
Asked about the gun.
feel free to look around for a while.
We are a museum. We want you to look.
Hazlit used dianthus to decorate his
kills,but he never buried any of ‘em.
All his victims were shot
with a . 45 like frank dunlop.
Hazlit’s . 45 was never found.
And hazlit’s dead,so copycat.
You ever hear of a copycat killing
30 years after the original?
People are still pretty into this.
Some more than others.
All right,let’s get
alibis on tex and squeaky.
They did ask us to look.
Oh,look at this.
Looks like hazlit had a bunch
of kids with different women.
They woulda ended up in social
services after the arrests.
Some of them may still be around.
Wanna see if any of them
went into the family business?
Eight wives,43 children.
Eight wives all at the same time?
That’s like 1,000 pounds of wife in
the house. No wonder hazlit was crazy.
I always thought I’d have a lot of kids.
House full of noise. Chaos.
What about you,detective reese?
I don’t think it’s a good
idea for me to have children.
Why is that?
Because it wouldn’t be.
– Me? I’d like two kids.
– Well,good luck with that.
according to these files
we got from social services,
the kids that were taken from hazlit in
1972 were given their mother’s last name.
Makes sense. You wouldn’t want “hazlit”
on the back of your hockey jersey.
One of those mother’s names was garber.
Her son is flint garber … hazlit.
Let me guess. Another
mother’s last name was paxton?
Her daughter’s name was
maude paxton … hazlit.
Johnny hazlit had two kids living
a chip shot from the murder?
I guess you figured
out who our pappy was.
– Maude,where’s flint?
– He’s inside.
He’s got a gun,but it isn’t
loaded,so don’t shoot him.
Don’t you steal my stuff.
We’re not here for your stuff,flint.
We’re here for you.
The last time we were here,
you didn’t say you were hazlits.
You didn’t ask if we were
hazlits. Last time you were here.
It’s not the kind of thing we advertise.
Word gets out,townsfolk
start lighting the torches.
Frank dunlop know who you were?
Does frank know we grew up
surrounded by death covered in blood?
No,we don’t speak about it.
Frank was the uh…
was the kind of guy you
could talk to. He was uh…
he was a real good listener.
Frank is the only one I ever
talked to about us being h– us.
There are three bedrooms
being used in this house.
If one of them is yours,maude,and
the other one is flint’s,
then who sleeps in the other bedroom?
Clifton. My son.
not my son. Clifton is my nephew.
Where’s clifton today?
He hasn’t been around since monday.
You know where we can find him?
If frank is the only person you
ever talked to about it… flint?
Does your son know he’s a hazlit?
He’d use it against
me. The way I grew up.
You’re not gonna tell
clifton about this,are you?
Well,now we have three hazlits living
just a chip shot away from frank’s murder.
detectives. Got a gun here.
Got another one over here.
And a knife; dried blood on it.
that’s just junk I
collected over the years.
I mean,I couldn’ta killed
frank. I never leave this house.
We were watching tv that night.
okay. Well,we’re just gonna
ask you to come along with us.
Run some tests on those weapons.
If you’d like to just stand up for
us,please,and put your hands behind your backs.
Is that really necessary?
Once I saw pappy kill a
man while he was handcuffed.
Strangled him with the chain.
Said it was proof of the
A victim was found shot at a foreclosed
house,that’s all I can tell you.
Johnny hazlit? Didn’t
he play for the dodgers?
Oh,must be a different
one. Never heard of him.
The press are all over us.
They know about the victim
being buried up to his neck?
Only us and the killer have that
detail. you giving interviews?
– No,but– – but
what,my good detectives?
– Lamomam. You drive.
You wanna step away from the car?
It’s my car. Why would I
wanna step away from it?
‘Cause she asked you to.
You know frank dunlop?
Frankie meals on wheels? Why?
Because your father and aunt have just
been arrested in connection with his murder.
My father never leaves the house.
And my aunt,she’s– she’s
practically mrs. Butterworth.
killed frankie dunlop?
Do you always keep your
car so clean,clifton?
Shampooing the trunk?
Yeah,it took every penny that I have.
So I like to take care of it.
Took every penny you have?
Is that why you’re living at home?
No,it’s how every
23-year-old wants to roll.
How come you think that my
dad and aunt are involved?
We found guns at the house.
Yeah. My dad’s got a lot of junk.
But like I said,he doesn’t go out.
You mind if we take a sample
from this carpet back there?
Yeah,I do. A lot.
Might depreciate the value.
Your dad seemed to like frank.
the way he talked about him,guess
he thought of frank kind of as a son.
But you’re his son,so…
where you been these last few days?
With my girlfriend.
You wanna give us her name?
Reese,you wanna tell clifton about
the family plan we have at lockup?
You’re dating clifton garber?
For about a year.
why didn’t you tell us
last time we were here?
protecting clifton from?
He and frank didn’t get along.
Frank was very sweet,and clifton didn’t
believe anybody could be that sweet.
It made clifton so mad.
Mindy,did clifton ever mention
his father? Or his aunt?
where’s your partner squeaky,tex?
– At an auction.
– You talk to the press?
The press? About the hazlit
killing? Nuh-uh. No,sir.
If you did,you’d be getting
in the way of my investigation.
You know,not everyone
thinks he’s innocent.
– Excuse me?
– Your old partner. Check the websites.
A lot of people out there still
think he killed that family.
About a year ago,clifton came in to
sign his dad and aunt up for the program.
His dad’s some kind of a
shut-in,and his aunt forgets things.
Like to shop and stuff.
So clifton arranged for meals
to be delivered to the house.
To make sure that they had food.
In case he was working and
didn’t get home to feed them.
I think that clifton hated frank because
clifton’s afraid of his own sweetness.
And clifton was with you?
And you’re not afraid of his sweetness?
No,not at all. Why should I be?
We have a few empty display cases in
there for your old partner if it turns out,
you know,he did do that family.
We’re gonna go now,tex.
You remember what I said.
Hey,anything of crews’s
you’d be willing to sell me?
Uh,some shoes? Or a used
coffee cup? Just in case?
You gonna talk to rayborn?
Said he’s got something to tell me.
That fbi agent said you go after
rayborn,you go back to jail.
Well,that’s just the way they talk.
I couldn’t go back to jail.
No one is going back to jail,ted.
It’s a wedding invitation.
To your father’s wedding.
Putting aside the fact that you say you’re in love
with the woman who is going to marry my father,
I have not said a word
to my dad in 12 years.
I’m not going to his wedding.
Why would you wanna go?
I do love her,charlie.
Ted,she is marrying my father.
You know? It might be easier to think of who
set me up for those murders than you and…
you know how small a cancer cell is?
Think about all the ass you’ve
kicked in your life,and in the end,
I’m gonna get cored out like an apple by
something I can’t even take a swing at.
You know,I think you’re
the reason I went to jail.
Because you saw a photo.
You know,I think you’re the
reason my friends were murdered.
So I guess I’m not exactly sure
why you think I care you’re dying.
Well,for one thing,you
might save yourself a bullet,
and for another,when I’m dead,I’m dead.
I know your secret,detective.
Well,that’s good to hear. ‘Cause as
it turns out,I don’t know my secret.
All those words help keep
the dark thoughts away?
Your secret is you want to come
out of the dark,but you can’T.
You want to leave behind
the blood,but you can’T.
You want to let go of
revenge,but you can’T.
How do you know that?
I know that because I know that.
See? I also have words,detective.
And I also have photos.
You know this guy?
Can’t place him.
You see that look on his
face,that smug fed smile.
He works for the fbi.
Maybe you knew that.
I thought you said you had photos.
bodner,here,works for the fbi.
He does a little moonlighting,though.
He works for someone else too.
Yeah? Who’s that?
Roman nabokov. I know you know him.
I know you wanted him.
And I know that bodner took him away.
Bodner works for roman.
Was the dunlop killing a hazlit copycat?
We’re pursuing all leads.
Wow,looks like the leak got bigger.
Bet their business is booming.
At this point in time,I would ask for your
patience and allow us to do our job. Thank you.
You fail to mention the victim
was found buried up to his neck,
or that there were flowers
found scattered around the body,
just like johnny hazlit used to do it.
Yes,I failed to mention that.
You failed to mention that the victim was found
near the home of flint garber,1818 vista vierra.
Yeah,failed to mention that. Also
failed to mention something else.
– What’s that?
– You’re under arrest.
Yeah,okay.One more thing:
Flint garber and maude paxton
were the children of johnny hazlit.
There’s a grandson too,clifton.
A house full of hazlits around
the block from the murder.
Come on,that’s enough.
that frank dunlop’s body
was buried up to the neck
is a detail that didn’t go to the press.
We keep certain facts to ourselves.
Then the only people who know those
facts are us cops,or the killer.
Come on,lapd leaks like a sieve.
Where do you think we get
most of our information from?
Maybe it was a tribute murder.
or a copycat. There’s a difference.
You should teach a class.
Hey,maybe we could get your
partner to give a guest lecture.
What do you
think,squeaky,should we do it?
Actually,I do know the difference
between copycat and tribute.
Detail I picked up at lamomam.
Let me see if I get this right.
Hazlit left flowers by his kills.
Now,if frank dunlop’s body
had had flowers surrounding it,
– that woulda been a copycat,yes?
But frank dunlop’s body
the way it was found?
It was a flower that someone left
for hazlit,and that’s a tribute.
Yes,detective. That’s a tribute.
okay,hazlit didn’t like people
who lied or broke promises to him.
Frank dunlop ever break
any promises to you?
We didn’t know frank dunlop.
We just find hazlit fascinating.
Like the rest of the
world. Like you two.
Well,we’ll be less fascinated
once we find frank dunlop’s killer.
Maybe you won’t be able to.
Maybe you’ll always
find him fascinating.
Oh,like a song you can’t
get out of your head?
Yeah,man. Like that.
do you have alibis for the
night frank dunlop was killed?
At an auction for
hillside strangler items.
We were both there.
Are we suspects now?
Do you wanna be?
That’ll be good for ticket sales.
We’ll check out your alibi.
If it all pans out,you get to go home.
Take your time.
auction house employees saw
squeaky and tex that night.
But it was,in their words,”a mob scene
for all that hillside strangler swag.”
I’m not sure I understand a world
where that stuff sells at auctions.
Well,they got what
they wanted. Publicity.
– On it!
Coming through! Move it! Move!
I always wanted to know
what a hazlit tasted like.
Meet clifton hazlit,johnny
Come on. Make a lane!
Make a lane! Make a lane!
I look just like hazlit,don’t I?
All my life,I thought there
was something wrong with me.
Turns out there is.
The man you hit isn’t
gonna press charges.
They exposed me,what happens to them?
I shoulda done what my
Made them pay in blood.
Clifton? You’re no different than
you were before you found out.
Oh,I’m different. You heard her.
Now I’m johnny hazlit’s grandson.
all right,well,you know,we
can let you out the back.
Why the back?
Because those photographers,they’re
waiting for you out front.
– Who is this?
This is charles crews. Who is this?
I was looking for olivia.
I thought I dialed her cell phone.
You dialed the house.
She’s out trying on her wedding
dress for the 10,000th time.
You want me to leave
her a message for you?
Uh,tell her… somebody called.
Somebody? Somebody called?
Red light? Did I run it?
license and registration.
You know why we pulled
you over,mr. Earley?
I blew through that light.
I’m gonna run these.
Show me your hands!
Out of the car.
On your knees.
I’m sorry,I have a friend on the force.
On your knees.
Found this next to the gun.
That is not mine. Not the
gun,not whatever’s in that baggie.
I’m–I’m on parole.
Maude paxton-hazlit and flint
garber-hazlit alibi each other.
So they both did it,or
they both didn’t do it?
What about the guns
found out at the house?
None of them match the
bullets found in frank dunlop.
We’re running ‘em down to see if
they match up to any other crimes.
Squeaky and tex?
They alibi each other too.
So they both did it or
they both didn’t do it.
What about the grandson,young clifton?
He was with his girlfriend.
Or maybe not.
mindy! Is it true you’re in a
relationship with clifton garber?
That is not true.
Didn’t you tell the police you were in a
relationship with johnny hazlit’s grandson?
He get you to say what
you did to those reporters?
I’m sorry if I wasted your time.
You’re withdrawing your statement?
A man was killed,mindy. A man you knew.
What did you call him? A saint?
Clifton asked me to
cover for him and I did.
We weren’t having a relationship.
I only knew him from the food bank.
I wasn’t having a relationship
with clifton garber.
It was a mistake and I’m sorry.
Wow,what do you think,detective crews?
I think that’s a nice speech.
Did you write it,or did your dad?
I have to go now.
You like clifton?
‘Cause he’s not from your world.
He’s not your dad over there.
He drives for people like your dad.
Mindy,are you recanting because
you really weren’t with clifton?
Or is it because it turns out
the man you were with is a hazlit?
I wasn’t with clifton.
You’re looking at
obstruction of justice.
Do you understand that?
My father said his lawyers will
call you about that. I have to go.
– Do you believe her?
Her dad finds out his daughter is linked to
a hazlit,and clifton garber loses his alibi.
It’s a weird thing to
hold against somebody.
– Their blood.
Yep. We’ll be right there.
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Is he dead,is tex dead?
Did you see who it was?
Yeah. I did. He was here.
Who was here?
Hazlit. It was johnny hazlit.
I heard the gun and I turned.
Tex was on the ground.
And then I saw him.
You saw johnny hazlit with the gun?
I saw the gun.
It looked bigger in his
hands,bu–but it was his hand.
It was johnny hazlit.
He shot tex,and then he shot me,and
then he dropped the gun and ran.
Squeaky,sometimes when you see a
gun like that,that’s all you see.
It confuses everything else.
I wasn’t confused. It was johnny.
He was here. I saw him.
But he ran.
Well,we know johnny hazlit didn’t do it.
‘Cause he’s dead?
Let’s get some gunshot residue
tests done on squeaky and tex uhry.
Yeah. Only one of them is
dead,but both of them are crazy.
Maybe she did see johnny hazlit.
That would be the crazy part.
What if you found out there was something
in your blood that you didn’t know was there?
the guy I hit? That museum freak.
that’s right. The museum
that exposed you as a hazlit.
You think I killed that greeb.
Like you said,it’s what
your grandfather woulda done.
You have good reason.
Yeah? I also have an alibi.
I been here all night.
And so have they.
And they’re not gonna recant like mindy.
Yeah! All right.
Nope,they like me for who I am.
Yeah. Everywhere I go,they go.
Wanna take a picture with me?
You live in this limo ’cause
you don’t wanna go home.
I’d rather never step foot
back in that house again.
But you can’t afford anywhere else.
– That’s right.
– Because this limo took all your cash.
Which is why you moved
home in the first place.
Yeah. Limo took all my cash.
So if you don’t have any money,who
pays the mortgage on that house?
With what? Did flint ever have a job?
Dad never worked a day in his life.
Gunshot residue test on squeaky
and tex came back negative.
You don’t work. We checked.
You don’t collect social security.
Would’ve had to use
your real name for that?
So how do you pay the mortgage,flint?
And the utilities?
You sell some of your stuff?
It’s valuable stuff. It’s my legacy.
It all belonged to johnny hazlit.
– That’s right.
– Who bought it?
Do you know squeaky and tex uhry?
They made me a couple of lowball offers.
Didn’t have any cash.
They couldn’t match
those foreign offers.
Did frank know the uhrys?
I told him not to sell to them.
Go for that foreign money.
Why would frank sell
anything? It’s all your stuff.
Mindy said frank told her he found
a way to raise a lot of money.
Flint,did you give anything to frank?
All of it.
So he could sell it?
Frank woulda just used it for charity.
Frank listened to me.
And he said that he could do
good things with that money.
and that would make you good.
But I told him to stick
with the foreign buyers.
That’s the gun found at the museum.
Yeah,the one that shot squeaky and tex.
Ballistics confirmed that.
And that gun there matches the
slugs pulled from frank dunlop.
We pulled some prints off
the grip. We got a match.
But he’s been dead for over 30 years.
We’re sorry for your loss.
Tex would’ve wanted this.
Why’d you kill frank dunlop?
I didn’t kill frank dunlop.
Frank was told not to sell to you.
All that sweet hazlit swag going
overseas where they get a better price.
Is that why you killed him?
then making him look like this?
That’s just good for business.
It really paid off.
Tex and i were at that auction.
You know,that auction was so
crowded,you and tex could’ve left,
and no one would’ve even noticed.
That’s what we call a “soft alibi.”
Why’d you kill tex,squeaky?
I didn’t kill tex.
He get nervous about that soft alibi?
I don’t know who killed frank dunlop.
But johnny hazlit killed tex.
He was here,I saw him.
Johnny hazlit is dead.
It says so right on that exhibit.
The person who owned hazlit’s
gun,that’s who killed tex.
Tracked the money
order of yours,squeaky.
$15,000 last month to japan.
You know,that’s a lot of
money to spend on a gun.
But I guess you have to
spend money to make money.
checked your bank. That was
every last penny you had.
You owned that gun. Why
didn’t you exhibit it?
‘Cause you were using it.
– What’s that word,crews?
That was hazlit. He was here,I saw him!
That gun has his prints!
Guess she’s working on
her insanity defense.
Maybe it was hazlit back from the dead.
Or maybe squeaky and
tex were wearing gloves.
If those gloves were part of the
murder,you’d have to put ‘em on display.
– Because she knew they were real.
– Let’s get outta here.
Yeah. Let’s get outta here.
You run a lean operation here.
Plenty of fresh produce,though,foundation
of any good meal.
Where’s rachel? Your niece?
She’s not my niece.
I know who that girl is,detective.
She went out. Some musician-type
called on her. Not my type.
I wouldn’t let him near my daughters.
– Where’s ted?
We’ll get to that in a moment.
What did mickey rayborn say to you?
That’s between me and him.
I thought that’d be your answer.
Detective,what did I tell you would
happen if you went after rayborn?
I told you you’d go back to jail.
But I’m not in jail.
You’ll get to ted in a moment?
I’d like that moment to be now.
We did some thinking back at our
thinking room,and on reflection,
threatening you with jail might
not be that much of a threat.
You wanna try this?
– I’m good.
– You sure?
I got it right where I want it.
Probably still out at county.
But I’d say he’d be at
supermax by noon tomorrow.
You can’t drive around
with a gun and coke.
You know ted can’t hack another stretch.
You went after rayborn,and you got in.
Now you gonna stay in
and do what we tell you.