Larry Potter and the Moormeister Case Pt. 1

In 1945, the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI recorded in its General Crime Survey report that Larry Potter was a murder suspect who had come to the city from Utah after things got too hot for him there.

Potter was connected to a murder case in Utah, though he was not a suspect- at least not publicly. It was the violent murder of Dexter Moormeister, wife of Dr. Frank Moormeister, which took place February 21, 1930. Although it occurred outside Salt Lake City, many of the principal persons involved had ties to Los Angeles.

The following is based on the author’s own, original research. Continue reading