Donald Rasch's Death Ruled a Homicide
|The 1968 Willem de Kooning painting Donald Rasch kept in his bedroom for several years.|
Police had initially deemed Rasch's death suspicous, because there were no signs of a break-in or struggle, and his body had no outward signs of injury. Police have not released the cause of death.
Rasch, a devout art lover, referred to the theft of 113 modern art masterpiece as "a crime of passion" when former Riverfront Times writer Kristen Hinman profiled the heist in a 2005 feature, "Masterpiece Theatre."