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Was Donna Richmond's murder the end of a string of burglaries and homicides in small-town California? Was the wrong person convicted? This podcast provides new information and insight into Donna's case. We also detail a string of ransacking burglaries, the murder of another young teen, and the shooting of a father protecting his daughter as she was being kidnapped. The police came close to catching the ransacker, but he shot his way out. Were all of these crimes committed by the same person? Did he change jurisdiction to avoid detection? UPDATE: Joseph James Deangelo has been identified and charged as the Visalia Ransacker and East Area Rapist.
Stay with us through the last episode to tie it all together.

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Was Donna Richmond's murder the end of a string of burglaries and homicides in small-town California? Was the wrong person convicted? This podcast provides new information and insight into Donna's case. We also detail a string of ransacking burglaries, the murder of another young teen, and the shooting of a father protecting his daughter as she was being kidnapped. The police came close to catching the ransacker, but he shot his way out. Were all of these crimes committed by the same person? Did he change jurisdiction to avoid detection? UPDATE: Joseph James Deangelo has been identified and charged as the Visalia Ransacker and East Area Rapist.
Stay with us through the last episode to tie it all together.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

101 Reasons Why ,

The Visalia Blinders . . .

12-26-75 is the only podcast that examines the links between the VISALIA RANSACKER and subsequent M.O. behaviors of California’s EAST AREA RAPIST. It also delves into the murders of two teenagers, Jennifer Armour and Donna Richmond; indirect evidence suggests the VISALIA RANSACKER was their killer. Instead, in a rush to judgement, Oscar Clifton was convicted of Richmond’s murder; Armour’s murder remains unsolved.
With the 2018 arrest of Joseph DeAngelo for various EAST AREA RAPIST and ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER killings, 12-26-75 provides the analysis that authorities should draw upon to impartially review Clifton’s conviction, while they look for other crimes that could be tied to DeAngelo—Armour’s murder demands, at last, a serious inquiry.
Long before DeAngelo’s arrest, task force investigators (lost in dead-end theories) were idly dismissive of relevant material delivered to them by the hosts of 12-26-75; like most of their predecessors on the cases, they were culpable (not unlike their elusive quarry) of being “. . . gone in the dark.”
Four months after DeAngelo’s arrest, he was charged yet again: a single count for the 9-11-75 Visalia murder of Claude Snelling. The key to preventing much of the agony inflicted by DeAngelo in the late 1970s and 80s was always Visalia. That key was never turned.

mdew777 ,

Boring and slow, I now hate the word "alright"

I gave it a shot. I gave it 5 episodes to draw me in, but it fell flat and I can't give it anymore of my time. I like listening to podcasts that cover the cases surrounding the Visalia Ransacker/East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker/Golden State Killer and the link between him and Oscar Clifton, but this one just doesn't have any power to the story. It's like a car with a couple of misfiring cylinders, there's just no horsepower to the story. It putters along getting you down the road of this story, but it does it so slowly that it becomes monotonous and boring and not worth the time to make the journey. There is nothing intriguing or interesting about someone reading court transcripts and police reports verbatim for close to an hour. It's tedious, boring, and extremely exhausting to listen to words like "alright" and "yes/no sir" in the same monotoned voices over and over again every episode. It's like asking iPhone's Siri to read a story to you. The story behind this podcast is one that people should hear if they haven't already, but this podcast does a poor job of delivering it.

Johnny Hands ,

Riveting, convincing

This is a podcast dedicated to exposing all the crimes of the Visalia Ransacker aka Golden State Killer back in the 1970's-80's. The VR killed Donna Richmond to frame Oscar Clifton angle had been called a "conspiracy theory" by some, but if a police agency criminally destroys evidence for a case still in appeal, that makes me wonder why. There's lots more - but warning, you'll need to take a deep dive. I'd like to hear the other side's deep dive in response (from the people who are sure Oscar Clifton killed Donna Richmond) if anyone has the courage and knowledge of the case. The companion site, the 12-26-75.com (and Facebook page) has a lot of reference & map material for the Tulare County crimes - as well as the entire Golden State Killer spree.

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