After 60 years, the infamous Los Feliz murder mansion is embroiled in another mystery — will it be demolished?
On Dec. 6, 1959, cardiologist Dr. Harold Perelson, 50, murdered his approximately 43-year-old wife Lillian using a ball-peen hammer. He made a similar attempt on one of his three children, Judy (sometimes spelled Judye), before taking a fatal dose of a Nembutal.
The hazel-eyed, 5-foot-7 (according to his WWII draft card) man had previously been hospitalized for mental health issues, according to a new podcast called “The Los Feliz Murder Mansion” by documentary filmmaker Stacy Astenius and Cloudy Day Pictures.
Since the murder-suicide, the so-called “haunted house” has been shrouded in mystery and rumors. Over 60 years later, in December 2020, high-profile, controversial lawyer Lisa Bloom sold the site for $2.35 million, property records show.
The buyer was an LLC represented by Luxmanor Custom Home Builders CEO Ephi Zlotnitsky, who did not respond to a request for comment.