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Karina Holmer

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Summer of the Swedish Nanny

It's been 15 years since the top half of Holmer's body was discovered in a Fenway dumpster. The crime fascinated Boston, paralyzed its nightlife, and spurred an investigation that sputtered along for years. But the police never caught her killer.  
I'll never forget the night Karina Holmer was murdered. How could I? I was one of the last to see her alive.
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  June 24, 2011
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Black and blond

She didn’t need an excuse to go out that night. Body dabble: Brian DePalma makes a mess of The Black Dahlia . By Peter Keough Dead flowers: James Ellroy on the movie and the obsession. By Peter Keough
The hideous sorority of Hollywood’s Black Dahlia and Boston’s Swedish nanny
By BILL JENSEN  |  September 18, 2006