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Journalists from KTXL FOX40 News in Sacramento dig deeper into some of California's infamous crimes serial killers and cold cases. Through in-depth interviews with the victims, their families and the original investigators you get a glimpse into the terror, pain and heartbreak these people caused.

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Journalists from KTXL FOX40 News in Sacramento dig deeper into some of California's infamous crimes serial killers and cold cases. Through in-depth interviews with the victims, their families and the original investigators you get a glimpse into the terror, pain and heartbreak these people caused.

    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    At 1426 F Street in Downtown Sacramento there's a charming Victorian with a dark history. It's where Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house, taking in elderly and disabled tenants. But in the fall of 1988, Sacramento Police Detective John Cabrera and his team dug up what he called "Dorothea's Graveyard."  Was the grandmotherly woman a serial killer? Investigators were determined to find out.

    • 26 min
    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    A suspect on the run.
    Seven bodies were found in the backyard of the boarding house at 1426 F Street and Dorothea Puente was gone. The grandmotherly criminal would soon be accused of nine murders. But how did they find her and who were her victims?

    • 31 min
    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    Dorothea Puente - The Shadow Keeper

    In 1993, it was the longest jury deliberation for a murder trial in California history. Dorothea Puente went to prison for some of the deaths at 1426 F Street.
    Thirty years later was justice truly served? Did Dorothea have help committing her crimes?

    • 22 min
    The Beginning

    The Beginning

    It's 1976 in Sacramento and people are terrified. A man is breaking into homes and raping women. Fear and panic are spreading and Jane Carson-Sandler becomes victim number five. She is a 30-year-old married mother student and Air Force Reservist.  While home in bed with her son, an intruder ties her up and rapes her. The elusive criminal keeps going. Investigators chase him but they can't catch him.

    • 23 min
    Escalation

    Escalation

    A serial rapist attacks dozens of times in Northern California and law enforcement can't catch him.
    Two years later, a man is terrorizing Southern California and it doesn't take long for those attacks to turn deadly.
    Debbi Domingo lost her mother, Anne Penn lost her aunt and uncle and Michelle Cruz lost her sister.  Could the same man be responsible for all of the crimes? 
    The families and the investigators are determined to find out.

    • 16 min
    A Major Break

    A Major Break

    A major breakthrough in the case.
    Fifteen years after his last known murder, investigators can finally say the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker are the same person.
    Law enforcement has momentum and families of victims have hope this elusive killer will be exposed... but time is running out.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

TonyMontana19 ,

Excellent

I’m so interested in this subject given this cowards success in evading capture for so long. This is well detailed. Some quality issues evident from using recordings but still very well done!!

Jamie Noelle ,

Great podcast

This was definitely professional, thorough and extremely engaging.

Michelle Burlingame ,

Okay content, terrible audio

The content of this podcast is great, but the episodes are SO DISTORTED that they’re barely listenable.

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