Cries for Help
Musso apparently was cognizant of his fate in the final weeks of his life. In their search of the
The note, addressed to a friend back in
"You must get son down here and get me out of here. I want to come back to
The note asked the friend to contact Mussos niece, Linda Mras, in
Yet Musso refused help at least twice.
Bruce Byerly, Bassos neighbor in
Byerly said he asked Musso whether he wanted him to call an ambulance or the police.
Byerly said, "He said, No. You call anybody and she
James OMalley and Terence Singleton were leading Musso on a military-style run, the cop said. Musso had two black eyesthe worst Ive see in my career, Butcher saidand complained that he didnt want to run anymore.
But Musso told the cop that hed been beaten by three Hispanics. He refused medical treatment.
The officer drove the three men to the Ahrens apartment. There he found Sue Basso, who told the cop she was Mussos legal guardian. She scolded her son for making Musso run and comforted him in front of the cop.
The officer said he was skeptical but left Musso in the womans care. A few days later he was dead.