Fortunately, while he was at the County Assessor’s office, Gladd ran into a good friend of his who had been a big help in some of his previous cases. He printed out a copy of all of Cordtex Industries holdings in LA county and the residences of the Babble brothers and Van Hesse. At his work desk, he carefully went over each listing and marked them on a map. He also decided that it might be useful to mark where the kidnappings had occurred. As far as property holdings were concerned, there wasn’t much to go on.