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FBI file on missing actress, 1949

October 12, 2008 |  7:00 am

Excerpts from Jean Spangler file

Mother of missing actress wrote letter to President Truman asking for help.


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Photograph by Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

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Steven Bibb passes along the FBI's slim file on Jean Spangler, 14 pages, he says. Most of it consists of memos asking whether the bureau should maintain a missing persons file on her.

However, her mother's letter to President Truman, written at the suggestion of Ronald Reagan, is an undiscovered treasure, full of heartbreak.
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