Leonora Johnson is a famous murdered youngactress in GTA V and GTA 5 Online. This aligns with other dark mysteries in GTA 5, such as the mystery of the Ghost of Mount Gordo. All these mysteries add to the lore of the world of GTA 5 and are one of the reasons why this game is still considered the greatest.
Moreover, there is an entire website dedicated to solving her mystery. WhoKilledLeonoraJohnson.com contains information about the murder of this young actress and possible suspects.
This website even mentions the gruesome details of her murder. However, this website serves as a story point and gives no proper evidence against her killer.
As a result, the website says nothing about her killer and lists some suspects. However, GTA V allows you to solve this mystery and uncover the killer after collecting several letter scraps. Therefore, once you collect all these scraps, you can piece the letter together to reveal the killer. Then you can bring the killer to justice and finish this mystery.
GTA 5 contains many mysteries and easter eggs for players to discover.
The mystery of the murder of Leonora Johnson is one of the most well-executed easter eggs in GTA V and GTA 5 Online.
You can learn more about the murder of Leonora Johnson through the website and also through the GTA V news and radio.
However, the mystery can be solved as the game allows players to uncover the truth.
Moreover, you are not required to do this as this is not the main part of the campaign.
You must collect 50 letter scraps from 50 locations in GTA 5 to form a complete letter.
The complete letter is a three paged letter, basically the killer’s confession.
You can capture the killer, and you can either kill him or let him go.
However, you can only go to the criminal playing as Franklin.
Once you have delivered justice to the killer, the side mission will end.
Leonora Johnson Mystery In GTA V
Leonora Johnson was born in the Midwest in August 1952 in the world of GTA V. She grew up with poor parents and had always wanted to escape her parents. Therefore, she decided to run away to Los Santos, to become a movie star.
During her initial few months, she worked as a waitress and barely made ends meet. However, her good looks were still attracting the attention of some celebrities.
However, this was short-lived, as she soon caught the attention of the big producers and directors through her natural beauty. As a result, she was soon getting roles in TV commercials and print advertisements.
She also secured some minor acting roles in movies, and in 1973 she landed a part in the Richards Majestic Productions film “Rum Runner”. Her performance as Beryl, a wise-cracking disabled prostitute, was praised by critics, and she became known for stealing every scene she was in.
However, despite her success, the media often portrayed Leonora as a beauty without brains. The news then was that she was being considered for the lead female role in “The Many Wives of Alfredo Smith.” Tragically, her career was cut short in 1975 when she was kidnapped. However, even more tragic was that she was tortured and then later murdered.
Details Of Leonora Johnson’s Murder
This part of the mystery is gruesome, and the Rockstar developers show the dark side of Los Santos. Leonora Johnson’s body was found near the Land Act Dam in August 1975. Moreover, the reporters found the body in a very bad condition. The body was cut into pieces, and the forensics suggested that she was tortured before her death.
On top of that, the reporters that found her body trampled all the evidence. Therefore, the Los Santos Police Department could not collect usable evidence pointing them in the murderer’s direction. This resulted in the case being closed early on as the evidence was insufficient.
The murderer did not stop causing the victim’s family more pain. The murderer used to write letters and prank-called victims’ families, taunting them of their loss. Moreover, Leonora’s family received her locket and some other possessions that were stolen from her body by the murderer.
Leading Suspects In Her Murder
The in-game website WhoKilledLeonoraJohnson.com also tried to list some possible suspects. The website lists around 10 suspects and presents an argument to show why these are possible murderers. As a result, the website list these suspects’ motives and connection to the victim. These suspects range from her close family members to those close to her in the entertainment industry.
The website even lists Leonora’s father and a few of her fellow actresses. One possible motive for her fellow actresses could be their jealousy of Leonora as she was becoming quite famous in the entertainment scene. However, the website also lists Peter Dreyfuss, a big-time producer that seemed interested in Leonora.
In her last letter home, she mentioned how Peter offered her a role in the movie, The Many Wives of Alfredo Smith. However, Peter was known for mistreating other actresses and was a heavy drug user.
The Scrap Letter Mission Guide
The game allows you to solve this mystery and bring to justice her killer. This seemingly hidden easter egg that people often miss and do not even know about has a well-designed side mission to solve the case. Therefore, the players must collect 50 scrap letters to complete the mystery. Once all the letter pieces are collected you can piece them together to reveal the killer in a letter written by the killer.
Location For Scrap Letter
There are a total of 50 scrap letter pieces that you need to collect to play the mission. When you collect all of them, you can unlock and play the special Stranger and Freaks mission, A Starlet in Vinewood. This is the mission where you finally catch her killer; however, only Franklin can catch the murderer.
Moreover, bringing your helicopter to collect these letters is also recommended as that would save you a lot of time. Also, you will see a message in the top corner whenever you collect a piece. This message will tell you you have collected part of the confession.
Letter Scrap #1 (Los Santos International Airport)
Just arrive at the location, and you will see a glowing piece of paper on the ground at the main gate of the Airport.
Letter Scrap #2 (Los Santos International Airport)
Arrive at this location using a helicopter. This place is up in the air on top of a dome-like building. Just follow the marker to arrive at the exact location.
Letter Scrap #3 (Elysian Island)
This is the southernmost place on the map. You will see an old port at this location with an old ship parked for construction. Just go on top of the ship, and you will see the letter on the top deck of this boat.
Letter Scrap #4 (Terminal)
Make sure to arrive at this place on a helicopter too. Your letter piece would be on top of shipping containers that are two stories high. Moreover, just land on the location marker, and you will see the letter between two containers.
Letter Scrap #5 (Pacific Ocean)
You can either arrive at this location on a helicopter or a boat, as this is a secluded island. Once at the location marker, you will see the letter scrap on the ground hiding in the bushes.
Letter Scrap #6 (El Burro Heights)
This piece of the letter is located inside an old oil extraction facility. You will arrive at old broken warehouses, and you can find your scrap inside an old warehouse at the exact location.
Letter Scrap #7 (Cypress Flats)
This is one of the few locations where you must be on foot or on a vehicle. You would need to head inside the tunnel at this exact location, and you will find the piece glowing on a platform.
Letter Scrap #8 (Davis)
You will arrive at a housing society once you arrive at this location. Just head on to the back of the house with the red garage, and you will see the letter piece in the backyard.
Letter Scrap #9 (Davis)
At this location, you will arrive at the parking lot of the hugeMega Mall. Moreover, you will see a big trash bin at this location, climb on top of that, and you will see your letter.
Letter Scrap #10 (La Mesa)
At this location marker, you will arrive at a bridge. You will see the letter scrap on the ground next to a bunch of other garbage.
Letter Scrap #11 (Pillbox Hill)
You will definitely need a helicopter to get this letter scrap. Just park your helicopter on top of the building. However, you still need to climb the yellow crane. Moreover, you would need to use the ladder placed here to climb on top of the crane. Just get to the top level, and you will find your letter.
Letter Scrap #12 (La Puerta)
You will arrive at a bridge at this location. However, you must jump down in the water and swim to the exact location marker. Here you need to climb on a small platform to see your letter.
Letter Scrap #13 (Vespucci Beach)
Just arrive at the exact location on Vespucci Beach. Here you will see an old small skater park and the letter will be right in the middle of it.
Letter Scrap #14 (Del Perro Pier)
You need to arrive at the Del Perro Pier. Moreover, you must take the stairs and head up a small gallery to find your scrap letter.
Letter Scrap #15 (Richard Majestic)
Arrive on top of this building using your trusty helicopter. You will find your letter in the middle of the air conditioning vents.
Letter Scrap #16 (Alta)
Here you will arrive at a construction site in the middle of the city. You will find your letter scrap in a rectangular hole in the ground.
Letter Scrap #17 (Mirror Park)
You will arrive at an old damn once you get to this location. Therefore, just go under the damn where the water is, and you will find your letter scrap at this exact location.
Letter Scrap #18 (Vinewood Racetrack)
You will see a large racetrack when you arrive at this location. Just head out to the stands next to the track, and you will find your letter at the exact location marker between chairs.
Letter Scrap #19 (Hawick)
This location is an old, comparatively small parking lot. You will see an old skater ramp here and find your letter right in the middle of it.
Letter Scrap #20 (West Vinewood)
You will arrive at an apartment project once you arrive at this place. Moreover, you will find your letter on the second floor in front of an apartment door.
Letter Scrap #21 (Vinewood Hills)
This location is a huge mansion in the Vinewood Hills. The letter will be in the house’s backyard next to the pool. You will see a game room here, and the letter will be on the floor.
Letter Scrap #22 (Vinewood Hills)
This is one of the easier letter scraps to find. Just arrive at the large Vinewood sign, and you will find the letter scrap on top of the ‘I’ sign.
Letter Scrap #23 (Pacific Ocean)
You would need a helicopter or a boat to arrive at this location in the middle of the pacific ocean. Furthermore, you will see the letter on this Island on the ground.
Letter Scrap #24 (RON Alternates Wind Farm)
You will arrive at an old cave submerged in water at this location marker. Just swim to the left side of the cave, and you will find the letter scrap on a small piece of land.
Letter Scrap #25 (Redwood Lights Track)
Just arrive at this location marker, and in the middle, you will see a circular structure under construction. You will see your letter scrap right in the middle of the structure.
Letter Scrap #26 (Grand Senora Desert)
You will come across an old abandoned barn at this location. Right in front of the barn, you will see a wooden board next to a big rock. Therefore, you will find your letter scrap right next to the board.
Letter Scrap #27 (Vinewood Hills)
Make sure to bring your helicopter to arrive at this location. This is an old hill station, and you will find your letter hair right next to some benches, in front of a small restaurant.
Letter Scrap #28 (Great Chaparral)
This location is sort of in the middle of nowhere. Right at the location, you will see a door to an old mine next to the trail, and at the entrance of the cave, you will see your letter.
Letter Scrap #29 (Zancudo River)
Once you arrive at this location marker, you will see a tiny bridge. Right under this bridge inside the tunnel, next to the river, you will find your letter on the ground.
Zancudo River – Location 29
Letter Scrap #30 (Great Chaparral)
At this location marker, you will arrive at a church and a small graveyard right next to it. In the middle of the graveyard, you will find another missing piece of the letter on the ground.
Letter Scrap #31 (Grand Senora Desert)
This is another one of the locations where bringing a helicopter is probably a good idea. You will arrive at an old workshop sort of building, and right on the top, you will see another one of the missing letter pieces.
Letter Scrap #32 (Grand Senora Desert)
This location is sort of in the middle of the desert. However, as this letter scrap is on top of a large boulder, you will arrive at this location using your helicopter.
Letter Scrap #33 (Sandy Shores)
At this location, you will arrive at an old abandoned apartment project in Sandy Shores. You will find your letter in the old pool that has almost completely dried up.
Letter Scrap #34 (El Gordo Lighthouse)
You would need to have a helicopter or a boat to arrive at this lighthouse in the middle of the ocean. However, once you arrive at the location, the letter is very easy to find as it will be right there on the floor.
Letter Scrap #35 (Grapeseed)
Here you will arrive at a greenhouse filled with plants at the location. Just head to the exact location, and you will find another missing piece on the ground in the greenhouse.
Letter Scrap #36 (Galilee)
This is another abandoned old workshop sort of place. Here you will find the letter next to the large building on the ground.
Letter Scrap #37 (Mount Chiliad)
Arriving at this location on your helicopter is also recommended due to the rough terrain. You will see the wooden boat at the location and right past the boat on the ground will your letter.
Letter Scrap #38 (Mount Chiliad)
This is sort of a large power plant next to the cliff. At this exact location, you will find your letter scrap.
Letter Scrap #39 (Mount Chiliad)
You will be at a campsite at this location, with many people and small camps. You will see a white tent here with ‘Justice for all’ written on it. Inside this white tent, you will find your letter scrap.
Mount Chiliad – Location 39
Letter Scrap #40 (Mount Chiliad)
This is another one of the secluded locations. You will arrive at an old log cabin at this location, and at the front door of the cabin you will find another missing piece.
Letter Scrap #41 (Paleto Bay)
You will see an old broken house at this location. Inside this house on the side, you will find your letter scrap on the floor.
Letter Scrap #42 (Paleto Bay)
This is another house at Paleto Bay. However, you need a helicopter to land on the roof. On the roof of this house, you will find another missing piece.
Letter Scrap #43 (Paleto Forest)
You need to find this exact location marker to find the letter, or you will get lost. Inside the forest, you will find a big rock, and next to this rock will be the letter scrap.
Letter Scrap #44 (Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness)
This is sort of a small satellite station at this location. However, bring a helicopter to navigate through the rough terrain. On the main gate of the station, the building with a satellite dish on top, you will find your letter.
Letter Scrap #45 (Raton Canyon)
Make sure to bring your laptop to this location. You would need to land on top of a very high steep hill, and you will find your missing piece.
Letter Scrap #46 (Lago Zancudo)
Just arrive at this location next to the river. You will find your missing piece of the letter glowing on the ground.
Letter Scrap #47 (Tongva Valley)
This is a small truck stop at this location with a few markets. You will see a map at this location, and right next to the map will be your scrap on the ground.
Letter Scrap #48 (Pacific Bluffs)
You will arrive at a small resort at this location. Right in the middle of the pool, you will see a bar; on top of the bar counter, you will see your letter.
Letter Scrap #49 (Kortz Center)
This piece will take you through an actual maze. Behind the Kortz Center is a grass maze, and in the middle of the maze, right at the location, you will see your letter scrap.
Letter Scrap #50 (Pacific Bluffs)
This is a tomb, sort of a place in the middle of the graveyard. You will see a glowing letter scrap on the ground next to the big cement grave.
The Murderer Of Leonora Johnson In GTA V
You need to collect all 50 of the letter scraps and pieces to form one complete letter. This letter reveals the confession of the killer Peter Dreyfuss that he mailed to someone named David Richards. Moreover, the letter reads hows Peter wanted to torture Leonora before killing her so they both would suffer. Peter also accepts sending letters and Leonora’s locket to her family to cause them pain.
Now players can head out and play the conclusion of Stranger and Freaks’ mission, A Starlet in Vinewood, to end this long easter egg hunt.
A Starlet In Vinewood
You will form a 3-page letter after collecting all 50 scraps, which is basically a confession from Peter Dreyfuss. Once you discover that he is the killer, you can head out to catch him.
You can only play as Franklin to trigger this Stranger and Freaks side mission. Moreover, during the events of this mission, you need to arrive at the house of Peter Dreyfuss. Just follow the location marker and start the mission.
You will arrive at the mansion of Peter Dreyfuss, who will be meditating in his backyard. Moreover, once you arrive at his location, Peter thinks you are a fan and trying to get his autograph.
However, when Franklin shows him the picture of Leonora and tells him that Franklin knows about the murder, Peter denies this at first. Later, Peter realizes that Franklin has evidence against him and starts bribing Franklin.
Peter then decides to take off and runs to get away from Franklin. Now players can choose either killing Peter Dreyfuss or letting him go. However, to get the gold mission reward, you would need to kill Peter Dreyfuss and get justice in your own way.
After collecting 50 letters, this is how you finally conclude the mission, killing the killer. The mystery is then completed, and you can discover other mysteries around the world.
Furthermore, the mystery of Leonora Johnson shows the dark and gruesome part of the world of GTA V. This mystery adds to the world of GTA 5 and makes it even more believable. However, the mission requires you to put in the effort and collect all 50 letters to uncover the mystery of her death finally. The collection will take you around the map and help you discover places you have never visited.
There are many things a player can do in GTA 5 other than the main campaign mission. Therefore, I recommend looking carefully at the tiny details in the world and discovering easter eggs for yourself because there is nothing more satisfying than finding an easter egg in the game and uncovering newer mysteries.
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