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Lindsay Lohan investigation centers on 'one of a kind' necklace, LAPD says

February 2, 2011 |  4:50 am


A Los Angeles Police Department investigation into Lindsay Lohan centers around a "one of a kind" necklace that went missing last month from a Venice jewelry store not far from where the actress lives, law enforcement sources told The Times early Wednesday.

The piece, described as a gold necklace with semiprecious stones valued at $2,500, disappeared  Jan.  22. Police began investigating a few days later, the sources said.

On Tuesday, detectives obtained a search warrant for Lohan's home, they said. But before they executed the warrant, the necklace was brought to the Pacific Division police station by a Lohan associate, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

The probe is the latest problem for the actress, who is also under investigation in Riverside County for allegedly assaulting an employee at the Betty Ford Clinic.

Lohan spent three months at the Betty Ford Center under orders by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who spared the actress jail time in October after she tested positive for drugs. He directed her to stay at the center through January.

Fox warned Lohan that he would put her in jail for six months if she violated probation again. It was her fifth time in rehab and she has been to jail three times in connection with the case.

The employee accused Lohan of shoving her, but then told investigators that she did not want to press charges. But Riverside County prosecutors said they are continuing to investigate the case. Lohan has denied any wrongdoing through her attorney.


Lohan under investigation in necklace case

-- Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton