Almost 25 years after her severed head was found on a golf course, the woman New Jersey police believe was the first victim of a notorious serial killer has finally been identified.
State police said Wednesday Heidi Balch is believed to be the first of 17 women killed by Joel Rifkin during a four-year spree that ended in 1993 when he was pulled over for a missing license plate with a dead women's body in the back of his pickup. Read More
A man accused of killing four Northern California women, including two in the Bay Area, made his first appearance in Marin County Superior Court this afternoon to be arraigned. Joseph Naso, 77, of Reno, is charged with four counts of murder. He also faces special-circumstance allegations for committing multiple murders, which makes him eligible for the death penalty. Read More
A Nevada man is being held in Marin County on suspicion of murdering four young women, two in the Bay Area, between the late 1970s and early 1990s, prosecutors said Tuesday.Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said at a brief news conference in San Rafael the murders included the 1977 slaying of Roxene Roggasch, whose body was found on White’s Hill near Fairfax. Read More
There lots of outrageous stories about people who collect public pensions after they commit crimes, but this one may take the cake:
The man accused of being the notorious ” Grim Sleeper” serial killer has reportedly collected $300,000 in pension payments, and will continue to collect them until he dies. Read More
A prosecutor told jurors today that a former Navy-enlisted man from Oakland "made a cold, calculated decision to kill" five young women in gruesome fashion in the East Bay over a four-month span in 1985.
In his closing argument in Anthony McKnight's death penalty trial in Alameda County Superior Court, prosecutor Jim Meehan said McKnight "knew what he was doing" and chose isolated locations, such as parks and industrial areas, to kill his victims. Read More