Di Lorezno, a 58-year-old former model and B-list actress, once aspired to be known as “the sexiest woman in the world.” The actress was also Penthouse magazine’s “Pet Of The Year” for 1975-76, though she experienced mental health problems and paranoia following her film career. Yet nothing could have predicted her perplexing death.
A body later identified as Di Lorezno’s washed up on the shore of Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base north of San Diego in January. Her corpse was reportedly so slim and youthful-looking that investigators initially assumed she was a teenager. The remains displayed signs of a broken neck and back, which left clues to what caused her otherwise-inconclusive death.
“The main unanswered question that we have is how she got from her vehicle to the water,” Navy special agent Rachel McGranaghan told the San Diego Union-Tribune after details emerged that Di Lorenzo had parked her car at a vista overlooking the ocean shortly before she died. “We know her life ended in the water, in some circumstance, we just don’t know how.”