Merv Crist

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: retired California Patrol Highway officer who along with his CHP partner Bill Odom were in the national spotlight in 1963 for his role in helping to capture the infamous "Onion Field" police killers Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith, which was told in the book and Oscar-winning movie of the same name.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: September 27, 1932

 

Died: September 2, 2002

 

Location: Bakersfield, California