Whitey Bulger's Santa Monica Hideout Was Full Of Money. It Still Brims With Mystery
“That’s why I went down myself investigating it, to see how this guy could hide in the open public and stroll the beach and how he was never picked up.”
In Santa Monica
not long ago, Davis stood in front of the 28-unit building where Bulger hid out in plain sight.
“Three blocks from the beach and three and a half blocks from his niece.”
Stephen Davis, whose sister was murdered by Whitey Bulger
, poses in front of the mobster's Santa Monica apartment.
Actually Bulger’s niece, Mary Hurley, lived 2 miles away. Three blocks, two miles… either way, Davis remains suspicious about what the extended Bulger family knew about the gangster’s flight and why he ended up in Santa Monica at 1012 Third Street.
The couple held a status address. Just two blocks down is the city's popular tourist and commercial strip, called the Third Street Promenade, a breezy, open-air corridor of stores, restaurants and street performers.
Bulger paid less than $1200 a month in cash for his rent-controlled 2-bedroom unit. It recently leased for nearly $3,000 a month. I rang the building intercom to try to speak to the supervisor about apartment 303. I was told that no one was available to comment.
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