Larry Avrech, a young San Diego Police Officer, uncovered a scandal in his department. In August of 1984, his careful investigation revealed that the Commander of the Prostitution Enforcement detail was involved with a prostitute named Donna Marie Gentile. He became her “Sugar Daddy” and routinely paid for boarding her horse, co-signing for bail, paying her hospital bill when injured, and giving her cash twice to pay attorney’s fees. On a normal street stop, she told Avrech she had a Lieutenant in her hip pocket and was tired of being harassed. Suspecting corruption, Avrech befriended her in an attempt to obtain more information. He … Read More about Book Summary
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In 1984, a young San Diego Police Officer uncovered a dark scandal involving a young prostitute named Donna Marie Gentile.
Now, over 35 years later, he's ready to reveal who killed her and why.
Discover all the dirty gritty details of her murder; plus why over 40 other women were murdered and how their deaths are related.
In the early days, I met with Deputy District Attorney Dick Lewis almost every morning through the noon hour before heading for lunch together. I brought my case paperwork to his office. While we discussed it at length, his staff was … Read More about Excerpt #42
The relationship I had with Deputy District Attorney Richard (Dick) Lewis, spanned from the spring of 1986 until his death in October of 2000. From stranger to acquaintance, from friend to confidant, from father/son to lost best friend. … Read More about Excerpt #41
I am happy to announce that my true crime book, "Who killed Donna Gentile? The Real Story" will now be on exhibit at the San Diego Police Museum and available for purchase in their bookstore. Signed books are $24.95 Local San Diegans and … Read More about Book is in San Diego Police Museum
The last great police corruption book, Serpico. This is the west coast version. The death of a street worker leads to corruption, coverup and the attempt to ruin a good officer's life. A great read and yes, the truth San Diego doesn't want you the taxpayer to know. The author, Larry Avrech is the wrongfully Continue Reading
When I first met Larry Avrech in the summer of 1985, he had been fired from SDPD due in part to testimony of a prostitute. When her body was discovered in East San Diego County, media speculation projected him as a suspect in her death, even when other prostitutes’ bodies were dropped in East San Continue Reading
Larry S. Avrech is a former San Diego Police Officer and a successful private investigator. During his vast law career, he has been instrumental in solving some of Southern California’s most prominent … Read More about About The Author