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A Moving Tribute to Zina Bethune, Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run

Nancy Bianconi, editor of NoHoArtsDistrict.com, writes about the dancer and choreographer who was killed trying to help a wounded animal.

Police are asking for the public's help in a hit-and-run collision that , a renowned ballet dancer and teacher of disabled children. Police believe Bethune was killed while trying to help a wounded animal.

Nancy Bianconi, editor of NoHoArtsDistrict.com, knew Bethune and had just spoken to her last week. She has written a moving tribute to Bethune covering her life, her work and her deep connections to the NoHo Arts District.

Read the story here.

Detectives are seeking information on a white car seen leaving the scene of Bethune's death early Sunday on the 6000 block of Forest Lawn Drive. Authorities urged anyone with information to contact detectives Felix Padilla or Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1825.

Eddie Greenberg February 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM
This is beyond shocking!! What a tragic end for a great and very loved elegant lady. Knew her since she was about twenty-one years old. Zina's love for disabled children & animals was always well known. She contributed more to the world of arts than perhaps 10 other talented people. She will be so very missed! May she rest in peace and may her killer be found, so that justice may be done.

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