Map of Larapinta on A crowd of 10,000 jammed the streets anxious to see any movie stars who might be attending. By present day standards, the police investigation and handling of the case by the L.A. District Attorney, Thomas Lee Woolwine, was incompetent at best and criminal at worst. The crime scene, already contaminated by a revolving door parade of witnesses and picked over by the studio fixer, yielded enough evidence (cigarette butts found outside Taylor’s bungalow) to implicate Edward Sands as a prime suspect. Despite leads placing the embezzler in Los Angeles two days prior to the murder, Sands was never located. The drug angle was explored based on Taylor’s strong stance against dope pushers lurking on the Paramount lot. Map of Larapinta 2016.