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Tag: California

Mug Shot Monday! Emma LeDoux, Housewife, Prostitute, Bigamist, Murderer

  Emma Head was born near Jackson, Amador County, California, where her parents were in comfortable circumstances. While quite young, she married a man named Barrett, but after living with him a short time in Fresno, Cal., a divorce was granted, and she then married a man named Williams, with whom she went to Arizona. […]

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 […]