Tag: California

Grim Sleeper

Grim Sleeper is the nickname for convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., responsible for at least ten murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles, California. The attacker was dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because he appeared to have taken a 14-year break from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. In July 2010, Franklin was arrested as a suspect, and, after many delays, his trial began in February 2016. On May 5, 2016, the jury convicted him of killing […]

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic […]

Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper III, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophile who became known as “The Co-ed Killer,” was born December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California. He was arrested in April of 1973, at the age of twenty-four, after murdering six female students, his own mother, and her mother’s best friend. During childhood, Kemper was physically and emotionally abused by his alcoholic mother, Clarnell, who was divorced from his father. Clarnell frequently locked her son in a dark basement alone at […]

Prison Escapee Carl Alfred Eder

In November of 1958, Thomas Pendergast was driving to El Cajon, California when he picked up a sixteen-year-old hitchhiker named Carl Alfred Eder. He felt sorry for the youth and let him stay with his family. On December 12, 1958, Thomas left for work, and during the day, Carl murdered his entire family. He claimed that he accidentally hurt four-year-old Diane because she was making a lot of noise. Thomas’ wife Lois told him to […]

Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

Between 1972 and 1973 Santa Rosa, California experienced the killings of seven women whose murders have never been solved. An eighth probable victim disappeared and her body has never been located. All of the victims were known to hitchhike, a popular mode of transportation during that time. These murders became known as the SANTA ROSA HITCHHIKER MURDERS. The so called Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders have been linked to other crimes that occurred in the late […]

Zodiac Killer

Zodiac killer, unidentified American serial killer who is believed to have murdered six people, primarily in northern California, between 1966 and 1969 The Zodiac killer’s apparent first victim, an 18-year-old college student, was stabbed to death in Riverside, Calif., in 1966. Although this murder is commonly attributed to the Zodiac killer, some experts claim it was not committed by him. Soon after the murder, a local newspaper received a letter that provided details of the […]