Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who has also gone by the names “Clark Rockefeller,” “Christopher Crowe,” and “Christopher Chichester,” has been charged with the 1985 murder of LA fan and LASFS member Jonathan Sohus. Gerhartsreiter, who was using the Chichester name at the time, was a tenant of Sohus and his wife, Linda. Both Jonathan and Linda disappeared in 1985, but only Jonathan’s remains have been found.
“Clark Rockefeller” (a.k.a. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter and Christopher Chichester) has been convicted of kidnapping his daughter. “Rockefeller” is also considered a person of interest in the disappearance of sf fans John and Linda Sohus in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Although evidence concerning the Sohus’s disappearance wasn’t permitted at his kidnapping trial, the investigation into “Rockefeller’s” link to the Sohus’s is continuing.
In 1985, SF fans Jonathan and Linda Sohus disappeared, as did a young man renting a room from them, Christopher Chichester. With the discovery that Chichester was really Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (a.k.a. Clark Rockefeller), who is on trial in Boston for kidnapping his daughter last year, the LA County Sheriff’s department has announced that it is reopening the Sohus case. In the late 80s, Gerhartsreiter was ticketed while driving Sohus’s truck and a human skeleton was found in the Sohus’s back yard when a subsequent owner put in a swimming pool.