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Serial Killers and Unsolved Murders in California

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Serial Killers and Unsolved Murders in California

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Serial Killers and Unsolved Murders in California profile some of the state’s most infamous murder cases. The edition photographically transports you to actual murder sites along with images related to the case and perpetrator(s).

The images and accompanying profiles offer a descriptive account and follow-up aftermath providing an important understanding into the far-reaching effects of each crime. Convicted killers and their confirmed victims are identified. For criminals still living, their current incarceration location is provided. A directory of precise crime site locations is included.

The captured snapshots portray visual testimonies of extinguished lives removed by acts of violence. Crime scenes often revert back into unremarkable landscape or unassuming buildings over the ensuing years and decades. Several have altered little since their moment of infamy. Many are passed daily by pedestrian and vehicular traffic unaware of a location’s unique significance.

California has been the site for many notorious serial killers. The following are portrayed in this edition:

Zodiac Serial Killer: Public and media taunting
Charles Manson’s serial killing clan
Dorothea Puente: The elderly and frail targeted and eliminated for profit
Efren Saldivar: Caregiving medical homicide
The Unabomber: His UC Berkeley experience
Zebra Killings: San Francisco’s racially targeted genocide
Heaven’s Gate Cult mass suicide
Edmund Kemper III: Monstrous hitchhiking murders
Bittaker and Norris: Torture van murders
Juan Corona: Migrant workers serial killer
Richard Trenton Chase: The vampire killer
The Speed Freak Killers and their burial bone yards
Herbert Mullin: Killing for earthquake preventiveness
David Carpenter: The devil behind bifocals and a stutter
Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Massacre: Lost in a jungle mass suicide
The Hillside Strangler Duo: Killing Cousins
Rodney Alcala: A beastly killing machine slaying beauty
Richard Ramirez: Satan’s ambassador
Golden State Killer: The triumph of forensic tracking
The Santa Rosa Hitchhiking Murders: preying on the innocent
David Nadel: The death of a man and rebirth of a performance icon
The continued fascination with the Black Dahlia Murder
Fatty Arbuckle’s sex and homicide scandal
Was a 1963 beachfront slaying a prelude to future Zodiac terror?
Geneva Ellroy: The transference of tragedy into literary expression
Kym Morgan: Death by classified advertisement
Kevin Collins: A solitary bus bench memorial to every parent’s nightmare
Ted Healy: The suspected homicide of the fourth Stooge
The resolute will to keep William Desmond Taylor’s murder unsolved
Ramona Irene Price strolls innocently into a vanished past
Raymond Washington: A cycle of senseless violence devours the Crips gang founder

Lansat:
Jul 15, 2020
ISBN:
9781005552855
Format:
Carte

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Visual Artist, Writer and Photographer Marques Vickers is a California native presently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, Washington regions.He was born in 1957 and raised in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Public Relations and ultimately Executive Director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He subsequently became the Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood between 1984-86.Following a one-year residence in Dijon, France where he studied at the University of Bourgogne, he began Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His company operations have included sports apparel exporting, travel and tour operations, wine brokering, publishing, rare book and collectibles reselling. He has established numerous e-commerce, barter exchange and art websites including MarquesV.com, ArtsInAmerica.com, InsiderSeriesBooks.com, DiscountVintages.com and WineScalper.com.Between 2005-2009, he relocated to the Languedoc region of southern France. He concentrated on his painting and sculptural work while restoring two 19th century stone village residences. His figurative painting, photography and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986. He re-established his Pacific Coast residence in 2009 and has focused his creative productivity on writing and photography.His published works span a diverse variety of subjects including true crime, international travel, California wines, architecture, history, Southern France, Pacific Coast attractions, fiction, auctions, fine art marketing, poetry, fiction and photojournalism.He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline who presently reside in Europe.

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Serial Killers and Unsolved Murders in California - Marques Vickers

Serial Killers and Unsolved Murders in California

Published by Marques Vickers at Smashwords

Copyright 2019 Marques Vickers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONFIRMED FATALITY VICTIMS

CONVICTED AND/OR DECEASED KILLERS

MURDER SITE LOCATIONS

SOURCES

SERIAL KILLERS:

The Zodiac: The Taunting Killer

Charles Manson: Removing the Myths Behind an Iconic Serial Killer

Dorothea Puente: Arsenic and Old Lace: Killing for Profit

Efren Saldivar’s Definition of Assisted Medical Homicide

Ted Kaczynski: To Arms Against A Faceless Society and Enemy

The Zebra Killings: A Racially Intended Genocide?

The Heaven’s Gate Cult Shutters Operations Abruptly and Permanently

Edmund Kemper III: Constructing the Perfect Frankenstein

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: Pitch Darkened Hearts

Juan Corona: The Macabre Massacre of the Invisible

Richard Trenton Chase: The Consummation of Darkness

The Boneyards of the Dead Speak: The Speed Freak Killers

Herbert Mullin: The Blood Sacrifices of Earthquake Preventiveness

David Carpenter: The Devil Behind Bifocals and a Stutter

Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Massacre: No Way Home

The Hillside Strangler Duo: Killing Cousins

Rodney Alcala: A Beastly Killing Machine Slaying Beauty

Richard Ramirez: The Devil’s Ambassador

Golden State Killer: The Triumph of Forensic Evidence

UNSOLVED MURDERS:

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiking Murders: Preying on the Innocent

David Nadel: The Death of a Man and Rebirth of a Performance Icon

The Continued Fascination With the Black Dahlia Murder

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle: Ten-Minute Disputed Sex Scandal

Was a 1963 Beachfront Slaying of a High School Couple a Prelude to Future Terror?

Geneva Ellroy: The Transference of Tragedy Into Literary Expression

Kym Morgan: Death By Classified Advertisement

Kevin Collins: A Solitary Bus Bench Memorial to Every Parent’s Nightmare

Ted Healy: The Suspected Homicide of the Fourth Stooge

The Resolute Will To Keep William Desmond Taylor’s Murder Unsolved

Ramona Irene Price Strolls Innocently Into A Vanished Past

Raymond Washington: A Cycle of Senseless Violence Devours A Former Founder

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Confirmed Fatality Victims:

Zodiac Killer: Betty Lou Jensen, David Faraday, Darlene Ferrin, Cecelia Shepard and Paul Stine

Charles Manson: Gary Hinman, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Leno LaBianca, Rosemary LaBianca and Donald Shorty Shea.

Dorothea Puente: Ruth Munroe, Dorothy Miller, Benjamin Fink and Leona Carpenter.

Efren Saldivar: Confession to over 50 homicides.

Ted Kaczynski: Hugh Scrutton, Thomas Mosser and Gilbert Murray

Zebra Killings: Quita Hague, Frances Rose, Saleem Erakat, Paul Dancik, Marietta DiGirolamo, Ilario Bertuccio, Angela Roselli, Neal Moynihan, Mildred Hosler, Tana Smith, Vincent Wollin, John Bambic, Jane Holly, Thomas Rainwater, Nelson Shields IV, Ward Anderson, Terry White and an anonymous victim labeled John Doe #169.

Heaven’s Gate Cult: Forty-one members of the Cult via Mass Suicide

Edmund Kemper III: Mary Ann Pesce, Anita Luchessa, Aiko Koo, Cindy Schall, Rosalind Thorpe, Alice Liu, Edmund Emil Kemper, Maude Hughey-Kemper, Clarnell Kemper-Strandberg and Sally Hallett.

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: Lucinda Schaefer, Andrea Hall, Jackie Gilliam, Jacqueline Lamp and Shirley Ledford

Juan Corona: Kenneth Whitacre and at least twenty-four unidentified homicides.

Richard Trenton Chase: Ambrose Griffin, Teresa Wallin, Evelyn Miroth, Danny Meredith, Jason Miroth and David Ferreira.

Speed Freak Killers: Cyndi Vanderheiden, Henry Howell, Robin Armtrout, Howard King, Paul Cavanaugh, Chevelle Wheeler, Kimberly Ann Billy and Joann Hobson

Herbert Mullin: Lawrence White, Mary Guilfoyle, Father Henri Tomei, Kathy Francis, Daemon Francis, David Hughes, Jim Gianera, Joan Gianera, Fred Perez, Robert Spector, Brian Card, Mark Dreibelbis and David Oliker.

David Carpenter: Edda Kane, Barbara Schwartz, Anna Mejivas, Anne Anderson. Shawna May, Diane O’Connell, Cynthia Moreland, Richard Towers, Ellen Hansen, Heather Scaggs and Mary Frances Bennett.

Jim Jones and The People’s Temple: Congressman Leo Ryan and 918 additional confirmed deaths.

The Hillside Strangler Duo: Yolanda Washington, Judith Miller, Lissa Kastin, Dolores Cepeda, Sonja Johnson, Kristina Weckler, Jane King, Lauren Wagner, Kimberly Martin, Cindy Hudspeth, Karen Mandic and Diane Wilder.

Rodney Alcala: Cornelia Crilley, Ellen Hover, Jill Barcomb, Georgia Wixted, Charlotte Lamb, Jill Parenteau and Robin Samsoe.

Richard Ramirez: Mei Leung, Jennie Vincow, Maria Hernandez, Christina and Mary Caldwell, Dayle Okazaki, Tsai-Lian Yu, Vincent and Maxine Zazzra, Harold Wu, Edward Wildgans, Peter Pan, Elyas Abowath, Bill Doi, Mary Louis Cannon, Joyce Nelson, Lela and Maxon Kneiding and Chainarong Khovananth.

Golden State Killer: Claude Snelling, Brian and Katie Maggiore, Dr. Robert Offerman, Debra Manning, Charlene and Lyman Smith, Keith and Patrice Harrington, Manuela Witthuhn, Cheri Domingo, Gregory Sanchez and Janelle Cruz.

Unsolved Murder Victims (Or Presumed Dead):

Santa Rosa Hitchhiking Murders: Maureen Sterling, Yvonne Weber, Kim Allen, Lori Kursa, Carolyn Davis, Yvonne Weber, Maureen Sterling and Theresa Walsh.

Ashkenaz Club Killing: David Nadel

Black Dahlia Killing: Elizabeth Short

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle Scandal: Virginia Rappe

Tajiguas Beach Slaying: Bob Domingos and Linda Edwards

Geneva Ellroy Slaying: Geneva Ellroy

Kym Morgan Dismemberment: Kym Morgan

Kevin Collins Abduction: Kevin Collins

Suspected Fourth Stooge Homicide: Ted Healy

Film Director William Desmond Taylor’s Murder: William Desmond Taylor

Raymond Washington Killing: Raymond Washington

Convicted and/or Deceased Killers:

Charles Manson (Deceased), Bobby Beausoleil, Mary Brunner, Susan Atkins (Deceased), Charles Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Steve Grogan, Bruce Davis, Dorothea Puente (Deceased), Efren Saldivar, Ted Kaczynski, Larry Craig Green, J.C.X. Simon (Deceased), Manuel Moore (Deceased), Jessie Lee Cooks, Marshall Applewhite (Deceased), Lawrence Bittaker, Roy Norris, Juan Corona (Deceased), Richard Trenton Chase (Deceased), Loren Herzog (Deceased), Wesley Shermantine, Herbert Mullin, David Carpenter, Jim Jones (Deceased), Kenneth Bianchi, Angelo Buono (Deceased), Rodney Alcala and Richard Ramirez (Deceased).

Wanted For Murder:

Juan Rivera Perez (Presumed in Mexico)

Awaiting Trial For Murder:

Joseph James DeAngelo (Currently Incarcerated in the Sacramento County Jail)

Currently Incarcerated:

California State Prison Solano, Vacaville

Bobby Beausoleil

Larry Green

Edmund Kemper III

R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego

Charles Tex Watson

Jessie Lee Cooks

Roy Norris

California Institution for Women in Corona

Patricia Krenwinkel

Leslie Van Houten

California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo

Bruce Davis

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

Efren Saldivar

California State Prison in Corcoran

Rodney Alcala

United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX), Florence, Colorado

Ted Kaczynski

San Quentin

Lawrence Bittaker

Wesley Shermantine

David Carpenter

Mule Creek State Prison, Ione

Herbert Mullin

Washington State Penitentiary

Kenneth Bianchi

Presumed Living But Whereabouts Unknown:

Mary Brunner (Paroled From Prison) and Steve Grogan (Paroled From Prison)

MURDER SITE LOCATIONS

Zodiac Killer:

Betty Lou Jensen, David Faraday: Lake Herman Road, Vallejo and Benicia City Border

Darlene Ferrin: Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo

Cecelia Shepard: Lake Berryessa Park, Napa County

Paul Stine: Corner of Washington and Cherry Streets, San Francisco

Charles Manson:

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate’s leased mansion, 10050 Cielo Drive, Beverly Hills

Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, 3301 Waverly Drive, Los Angeles

Spahn Ranch: Located in the hills between Northridge and Simi Valley

Dorothea Puente:

1426 F Street, Sacramento

Efren Saldivar:

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale

Ted Kaczynski:

Berkeley Residence: 2628A Regent Street, Berkeley

Zebra Killings:

Black Self-Help Moving Building: 1630-1645 Market Street, San Francisco

Two Killers Residence: 844 Grove Street (renumbered 870), San Francisco

The Hagues: 24th and Minnesota Streets, San Francisco

Frances Rose: 100 Block of Laguna Street, San Francisco

Saleem Hassan Erakat: 452 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Paul Dancik: Corner Haight and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco

Mariena DiGirolamo: Corner of Haight Street and Divisadero, San Francisco

Ilario Bertuccio: Bancroft and Phelps, San Francisco

Angela Roselli: Near Grove and Central, San Francisco

Neal Moynihan: Civic Center Hotel, 20 12th Street, San Francisco

Mildred Hosler: Block of Gough Street Below Market Street, San Francisco

Tana Smith: Geary and Divisadero Streets, San Francisco

Vincent Wollin: 709 Scott Street, San Francisco

John Bambic: Behind Phillips Bar and Grill (No Longer in Operation), Ninth Street

Jane Holly: 1440 Silver Avenue, San Francisco

Thomas Rainwater: Bertie Manor Lane at Geary Street, San Francisco

Nick Shields IV: 231 Vernon Street, San Francisco

Ward Anderson and Terry White: Corner Hayes and Steiner Street, San Francisco

Heaven’s Gate Cult:

18241 Coilina Norte (later renamed Paseo Victoria), Rancho Santa Fe

Edmund Kemper III:

Killings Committed: North Fork, California, Santa Cruz Hills, Wooded Area Near Alameda, 609 A Ord Street, Aptos

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris:

Residence: Scott Motel, 1605 San Fernando Blvd, Burbank

Killings Committed: San Gabriel Mountains and Sunland-Tujunga area

Juan Corona:

Killings Committed: Various Yuba County Orchards

Richard Trenton Chase:

Apartment Residence: 2928 Watt Avenue #15, Sacramento

The Speedfreak Killers:

Burial Sites: Escalon-Bellota Road and Flood Road Well and Waverly Road and Copperobolis Roads Well, Linden

Herbert Mullin:

Killings Committed: Highway 9 near Felton, St. Mary’s Church Confessional, 219 Bean Avenue in Los Gatos, Cabin on Mystery Spot on Mystery Spot Road, Western Drive and Gharkey Street in Santa Cruz and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

David Carpenter:

Residence: 38 Sussex Street San Francisco

Killings Committed: Mount Tamalpais trail, Point Reyes National Seashore Park, Santa Cruz park, Big Basin Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Legion of Honor grounds San Francisco.

Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple:

Former Peoples Temple Building: 1849 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Killings Committed: Jonestown Compound, Guyana

Mass Burial Memorial: Evergreen Cemetery: 6450 Camden Street, Oakland

The Hillside Strangler Duo:

Killings Committed: Various San Fernando Valley Hillside locations

Rodney Alcala:

Killings Committed: Los Angeles foothills, Malibu, El Segundo and Burbank apartments. Linked to killings in New York City and Seattle

Richard Ramirez:

Killings Committed: San Francisco, Los Angeles Glassell Park district, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Whittier, Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Glendale, Sun Valley and Diamond Bar

Golden State Killer:

Professor Claude Snelling: 532 South Whitney, Visalia

Janelle Cruz, 13 Encina, Irvine

Charlene and Lyman Smith: 573 High Point Drive, Ventura

Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez: 449 Toltec Way Golita

Dr. Robert Offerman and Dr. Debra Alexandria Manning: 767 Avenida Pequena, Goleta

Manuela Witthuhn: 35 Columbus, Irvine

Santa Rosa Hitchhiking Murders:

Location Where Bodies Discovered:

Kim Allen: Bennett Valley Road, Glen Ellen

Therese Walsh: Mark West Springs

Yvonne Weber, Maureen Sterling and Carolyn Davis: Franz Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Lori Kursa: Ravine Northeast of Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa

Ashkenaz Club Killing:

1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

Black Dahlia Killing Site:

3825 South Norton Avenue, Los Angeles

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle Scandal:

St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, Suite #1219, San Francisco

Bob Domingos and Linda Edwards Slaying:

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