May 25, 2021

Episode 206: The Trailside Killer, Part 3

Episode 206: The Trailside Killer, Part 3

This is a double episode to conclude the month-long miniseries where I detail the case of serial killer David Carpenter, known as “The Trailside Killer”. Carpenter stalked and killed men and women on the hiking trails of Marin County, San Francisco...


This is a double episode to conclude the month-long miniseries where I detail the case of serial killer David Carpenter, known as “The Trailside Killer”. Carpenter stalked and killed men and women on the hiking trails of Marin County, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Other suspected victims would disappear from San Jose and Daly City, California.

Timestamps:

00:08:28 - Point Reyes National Seashore
00:15:32 - Investigation
00:24:00 - Ad Break
00:26:48 - Kelly, Daly City
00:30:11 - David Carpenter
00:36:38 - Henry Cowell State Park, Santa Cruz
00:56:00 - Manhunt
1:13:00 - Ad Break
1:17:00 - Suspect
1:24:00 - Surveillance
1:34:00 - Arrest
1:38:00 - More Victims Discovered
1:42:00 - Murder Weapon/Charges
1:45:00 - Trial #1 - Santa Cruz
1:51:00 - Trial #2 - Marin County
1:57:00 - Verdict
1:59:00 - Case Updates

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.

“DNA ties Trailside Killer to ‘79 SF Slaying”, Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 24, 2010.

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