Samuel Gordon "S.G." Buckner was the neighbor who reportedly telephoned the police after hearing Henry Peavey yelling that William D. Taylor was dead.
Samuel Bucker was the son of Joseph C. Buckner of Kentucky and Mary Trice Buckner. There is a the Annie Trice House in Hopkinsville, Kentucky which was built by her banker father in hopes of inducing her to stay home and not elope with a jockey. Samuel was a Los Angeles sales manager for Farmers Insurance Group. His wife was Vashti Hoover Buckner, daughter of of Harvey Edgar Hoover, who was and attorney, ranch owner, and businessman.
Apartment 412 B was previously occupied by Albert C. Fisher of New York and his wife Martha, and daughter, Bertha Rose.