Before flying to New York, Dean had confided in Rochlen his unease over being away from Angeli. “He was worried,” notes Rochlen, “and said to me, ‘They’re getting to her. I’m gonna lose her. Keep in touch.’ He gave me his phone number in New York before he left. One morning at two a.m. he called me to talk about Pier. 'I’m so sad,’ he mourned. He said he was gazing at the stars as he talked."