Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on June 16, 1980 · Page 13
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Monday, June 16, 1980 - Santa Cruz Sentinel 13 Millionaire On The Run s Wencke Enjoying Last Laugh, Or Starting New Firms? RANCHO SANTA FE (AP) "1 want a company with $1 million in sales or better, profitable or unprofitable," said the 1976 advertisement in the Wall Street Journal. By then Walter Wencke, who placed the ad, had been acquiring companies for a decade. And by then various regulatory agencies were becoming interested in his endeavors. But Wencke a former la bor lawyer who was the Democrats' nominee to Congress from San Diego in 1960 kept at it for three more years before he, not the government, decided he should move on. The only things or people he left behind, investigators say, were his wife Cathryn and two teen-age children, along with their cars and a $1 million home on 14 acres of rolling land near the ocean north of San Diego. In one of his ventures, 1.400 investors in California alone are certain they'll never again see $10 million they lent Wencke for a winemaking project that withered on the vine. Gone is one man's empire that included hotels in California, Nevada Nebraska, Missouri and Nevada; several dozen companies, and 14,000 acres of rich California farmland, mostly in the Central Valey. The creditors in Sun Fruit. Ltd., Wencke's publicly held company with properties in California and Nevada, claim they lost more than $1 million. Untold fortunes invested in farm and other Wencke operations are missing squandered or stolen, authorities claim. A lawsuit never resolved ex Not Behind Murders LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bodies of two teenage hitchikers found alongside the Ventura Freeway showed no sign of being sexually molested, a county coroner's autopsy said. The two girls, half sisters from Huntington Beach, died from bullet wounds, said Stan Stratton, of the county coroner's office. An autopsy conducted Saturday showed that 15-year-old EARLY Df iViVEPk. SPECIALS! SERVED FROM 3 P.M. TO 6i30 P.M. : GRILLED RED SNAPPER MONTEREY BAY CALAMARI CHICKEN TERIYAKI BARBECUED SHORT RIBS 14 f mWmS s 5 tU SINCE 1917 r, company DINE ON THE BEACH AT SANTA CRUZ OVERLOOKING MONTEREY BAY. HOURS: S P.M. UNTIL 10:30 P.M. CLOSED TUESDAYS ' L DINNER & COCKTAILS I )' jjNX AT THE WHARF SANTA CRUZ CALIFORNIA SC'- V (40t) 4J1-51T1 SANOUn ff Molt moor crodlt lordi FACILITIH I k j Y uqii wiiii i i i umfwy! '1T'"'-" '-i' JiQ" f ' T li ii i ir'r,,:,"'"'ii ii'Wi'tf'i i i di'i inifi'l'ii i'i' i itinii -1" 'T Gina Marano died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Sixteen-year-old Cynthia Chandler died from bullet wounds to her chest and head, the autopsy stated. The girls' father identified them Friday morning and said they had been hitchhiking to the Colorado River. Their partially-clad bodies were discvered by a highway crewman Thursday afternoon on an embankment of the westbound ramp at Forest Lawn Drive. Stratton said further tox- against Wencke, now 56, demanded $45.2 million for alleged fraudulent schemes to inflate the net worth of Sun Fru't and Time-Lenders, Inc., alleging phony real estate transactions and paper profits back to 1971. A bondsman, Bud Doyle, forfeited $100,000 which he invested in belief that the distinguished looking, Harvard-trained Wencke would go to jail for mail and securities fraud voluntarily last Oct. 8 when a final appeal was rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Wencke never showed for his five-year prison term. icological studies would be A worldwide hunt by Interpol done on the eirl's bodies. This has been under way in 126 coun- could take as long as six to tres since then. Across thr eight weeks, Stratton said. United States, the balding J He said he didn't know the Wencke looks out from post purpose of the added tests, "but office walls. Wencke was grow-1 I don't think they could alter n8 a gray beard and letting his . the cause of death" for the two sParse hair grow long when he I girls. disappeared. An investigation into when A few leads have developed j .i i a. i. i i hut fi7TioH me snooungs iook piace ami w hnw Inner the hnHiPC haH hppn The missing financier cer left next to the freeway was tainly took money with him and BRING IN continuing. nas Deen unKea 10 DanK ac-i family." "Walter Wencke is super organized, so sure of himself." says a personal acquaintance of the fugitive. "And I'll bet you there was a maid with a chilled martini waiting when he got to where he was going." TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY DINNER SPECIAL Bring in these coupons and SAVE SMORGASBORD VAI ID ONLY VVH H THIS COUPON ' VAI ID ONLY WITH THIS COUPON TUESDAY ! WEDNESDAY i (Reg. $4.29) (Reg. $4.29) Apartment Fire Kills One, Injures 12 In Los Angeles .LOS ANGELES (AP) One man was killed and 12 people were injured today when a fire broke out at a four-story apartment building near downtown, forcing 150 residents to evacuate. The blaze was one of two greater alarm fires which started within minutes of each other and caused a total of $80,000 in damage, said city fire department spokesman Ted Aquaro. The fire at the Kay Apartments in the 100 block of east Washington Boulevard was reported at 1:48 a.m. and the lobby of the u-shaped, brick building was completely in flames when firefighters arrived. A man in his 50s died of burns suffered from the fire. He was found in a stairway leading to the lobby, Aquaro said. The victim was not identified pending notification of relatives. Most of the injured suffered from smoke inhalation, including three police officers. A fourth officer injured his m j. i a; nnnnlo in Dcrmiifli cnn ?TC me gins aiea sometime in vwumo uvuiiuua, nay v.u. . the two-day period before dis- Marshal's investigators. But he J covery of the bodies, Detective speaks six languages including Russian and Japanese and "left j a cij iviu Lt an, oava i .u. Bowser, the senior chief deputy U.S. marshal in San Diego. Inspector Don Grathwell, assigned to locate Wencke, says "I don't seehow he's laughing he doesn't have freedom of movement or get to see his I'HIS COUPON ,iikI. ill ddulKin I BKIN( i IN 1 1 IIS COUPON ,inl, ill ddiill Lm:r p.inu otn i'ii(v ihis. SPKCIAL. I clable GOOD: June 18 1980 thumb, Aquaro said. The fire was put out in 31 minutes after 15 fire companies arrived on the scene. Cause of the blaze was under investigation. Arson was called the cause of the second greater alarm fire, which burned a single-story family home in back of a commercial building on the 5500 block of Broadway, Aquaro said. 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