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Tag: California

The Mysterious Murder of 15 year-old Nora Fuller, 1902

Introduction: On January 11, 1902, fifteen-year-old Nora Fuller disappeared after she left her home. She told her single mother of three that she was going to meet with a man about a job as a nanny after she found his advertisement in the local newspaper. She didn’t come home that night or the next, and […]

The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977

Four females slaughtered to protect underage love affair.   On the morning of August 11, 1977, a Seaside, California, police officer kicked down the door to a small duplex and found four females spanning three generations of the Smith family dead from too many stab wounds to count. Looking into the kitchen, he could see […]

FBI Hunts Serial-Killer in 40 Year-Old Cold Case
12 Killed, 45 Rapes, 3 Nicknames for him

. Do You Recognize this Face as it Looked in the late 1970s? Listen to the Killer’s Voice on Recording (Audio Recording of Victim Statements at Bottom of Post).   Press Release: 06/15/16 Although four decades have passed since a prolific serial rapist and murderer terrorized California communities from Sacramento to Orange County, the FBI […]

Suspect Arrested in 1976 California Cold Case

SAN BERNARDINO, CBSLA.com, April 2, 2016  —   The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has announced the arrest of a suspect in a murder that took place in 1976. Larry James Allred, now 61, has been charged with the murder of then 19-year-old Cynthia May Hernandez. The DA said that Hernandez left  her home […]

New Book: In the Company of Evil:
Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980

Inside Look at Serial Killers, Assassins, Bank Robbers, and More Crime Overviews, Evidence Gathered, and Theories for Solutions California’s picturesque shores have always been a magnet for outcasts and criminals. Read about 64 of the most horrifying crimes ever committed in The Golden State, from the early 1950s into the 1980s. These accounts tell of […]

Mug Shot Monday! Serial Killer Herbert Mullin

Herbert William Mullin is a serial-killer who murdered thirteen people in California between 1972 and 1973. After he was voted most likely to succeed when he graduated from a Santa Cruz high school in 1965, Mullin begins to exhibit bizarre behavior that would have him in and out of mental hospitals several times over the […]

The Acid Doctor: The Most Horrendous Murder in American History, 1962

On the left, Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany during his trial in January 1963 One of the most painful and horrific murders in American history was committed by Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany, whose jealousy and insecurities led him to torture his young wife to death by pouring acid on her as she […]

Mug Shot Monday! Arthur Eggers, 1946

  Today’s mug shot is taken from “Famous Crimes the World Forgot.” This is Arthur Eggers. In 1946, he was a cuckold who got tired of his younger, dominant wife running around on him. He was coming home late one night when he caught sight of his wife’s lover leaving the house. When he went […]

Mug Shot Monday! George Edward Cole, 1957

George Edward Cole George Edward Cole shot and killed a San Francisco Police Sergeant during a hold-up of a tavern on Dec. 30, 1956. He was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on Feb. 25, 1957. He was captured two years later in Des Moines, Iowa after a citizen identified his girlfriend, Yvonne Conley, […]

Mug Shot Monday! Opium Smuggler John Gavin, 1902

. “Police Officers Capture Opium Smugglers and All their Plunder,” The San Francisco Call, April 9, 1902. Police Officers A. 0. Juel and E. C. Gould captured two opium smugglers yesterday and secured their plunder. The officers will very likely receive a substantial reward from the Government. The men arrested were John Gavin, alias Murphy, […]