|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Full name:||Leonora Johnson|
|Date of birth:||1952|
|Place of birth:||Midwest|
|Date of death:||1975|
|Family:||Harold Johnson - Father|
Elleen Johnson - Mother
Leonora Johnson was a rising starlet before the events of Grand Theft Auto V.
Leonora Johnson was born on August 29th 1952 in the Midwest United States. Her father Harold was a chicken farmer and her mother Ellen was a slopper at a dairy farm. She suffered lung problems from her heavy smoking during childhood. In school, Leonora was an unremarkable student, but developed physically early and attracted a lot of attention from other students and the school faculty.
At 15, Leonora Johnson left school and hitched a ride to Los Santos to get away from her Uncle and with dreams to become a movie star or model. After working as a waitress for several months, her natural beauty and child-like naivete caught the eye of the entertainment industry, and became a common face on the Vinewood party circuit and casting-couch circuit.
By the early 1970s, Leonora Johnson was getting regular work as a model in print ads, television commercials and minor acting roles on movies. In 1973, she got cast in Solomon Richards' film "Rum Runner" in which she played a wise-cracking disabled prostitute and stole every scene she was in. Shortly before her death, it was rumored that she was in the running for the female lead role in "The Many Wives of Alfredo Smith", however she was murdered by Peter Dreyfuss in 1975 by torturing her, cutting off both her hands and feet and placed them in opposite areas, decapitating her, cutting off several facial features, multiple incisions on her breasts, sliced off a portion her thigh and wrote "ham" on it and performed intercourse on her body. As she begged to be free, Dreyfuss kept on, and she kept screaming. When Dreyfuss said to be quiet, she wouldn't so he killed her, taking all the evidence and also clearing up the tracks so he wouldn't be caught.
Following an anonymous tip to the LSPD, her body was found by the side of the Land Act Dam by the reporters hours before the LSPD showed up trampling over all the usable forensic evidence. They couldn't find any form of evidence to figure out who killed Johnson. LSPD closed the case shortly afterwards.
After Leonora's death, Peter Dreyfuss taunted her family for years by sending letters, making anonymous phone calls, and sending Leonora's locket and her severed lips on the anniversary of the murder. He also had stalked her for years before actually abducting her and raping her. Peter Dreyfuss was somewhat obsessed with Johnson. There is a series of 50 scraps of a torn-up letter that Peter had sent to a friend, David, in 1975, some time after Leonora's murder, confessing his crime and justifying his actions artistically. After finding all the letter scraps, the player will see the entire letter, and then the "Strangers and Freaks" mission A Starlet in Vinewood will be unlocked for Franklin. Completion of this mission will unlock the achievement: A Mystery, Solved.
- Collecting 50 letter scraps will unlock the mission. Solving the mystery gains the player the achievement/trophy "A Mystery, Solved".
- To know more about this mystery visit the in-game website www.whokilledLeonoraJohnson.com
- Leonora Johnson's murder shares similarities to the Black Dahlia Murder.
- The story was related in an episode of The Underbelly Of Paradise.
- A internet news article from Daily Rag after the mission Friends Reunited, mentions that the movie executive Ira Richards accidentally revealed that his grandfather, David Richards, destroyed a confession letter before he died. He later claims that he was misquoted.