It’s been thirty years since the dismembered remains of William “Billy” Newton were discovered in a Hollywood dumpster, three decades in which his loved ones have gone without answers in his brutal killing. Last seen alive at a gay nightclub in West Hollywood, the young man’s horrifying slaying traumatized a community, inspiring many wild theories, but no arrests or real leads. To mark this grim milestone, Christopher and Eric turn up startling new information about the case, including a detailed statement from the first law enforcement officer to lay eyes on Newton’s remains, and from our tip line email address comes a jaw dropping account from a man who might have been among the last people to see Billy alive. Has this eyewitness to Billy’s final movements revealed crucial information about Billy’s murder that remains unknown possibly even to law enforcement, information that might connect Billy’s murder to a shocking and famous new suspect? Clearly, this is just the beginning of Christopher and Eric’s conversation about this complex case, here and on The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page. Anyone with tips or recollections is urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can keep Billy’s name and hope for justice alive.
(If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)