May 18, 2021

Episode 205: The Trailside Killer, Part 2

Episode 205: The Trailside Killer, Part 2

In Part 2 of this 3-part mini-series, I’ll continue the story about a random series of attacks that took place on hiking trails in northern California beginning in 1979, soon after David Carpenter was released from prison for an earlier violent crime...


In Part 2 of this 3-part mini-series, I’ll continue the story about a random series of attacks that took place on hiking trails in northern California beginning in 1979, soon after David Carpenter was released from prison for an earlier violent crime spree. After three women were found murdered on Mount Tamalpais, investigators began to suspect that a serial killer was on the loose and targeting local hikers.

This is the case of “The Trailside Killer”.

Resources:
The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate by Robert Graysmith, Penguin Books, (1990)

People v. Carpenter, Supreme Court of California, Nov 29, 1999.

“The Frightening Case of the Trailside Killer”, Strange Outdoors, November 27, 2020.


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