June 29, 2021

Episode 209: Buried Truth: Dorothea Puente

Episode 209: Buried Truth:  Dorothea Puente

In this final chapter of “Buried Truth” I share a story of one of the most rare categories of criminal - the female serial killer. Behind her grandmotherly exterior, Dorothea Puente was hiding some very dark secrets very close to home. This is the...


In this final chapter of “Buried Truth” I share a story of one of the most rare categories of criminal - the female serial killer. Behind her grandmotherly exterior, Dorothea Puente was hiding some very dark secrets very close to home. This is the case of “The Killer Landlady”.

Resources:

Newspapers.com -

Dorothea Puente by Julia Scheeres for TruTV.com
Jailed Landlady: I Didn’t Kill Anyone - The Sacramento Bee - Nov 18, 1988
Puente Guilty of Killing 3 - The Sacramento Bee - Aug 27, 1993
Murderous Landlady Puente Dies - The Sacramento Bee - March 28, 2011

The Life and Deaths of Dorothea Puente by Martin Kuz for Sactown Magazine, 2009.

Sacramento serial killer’s former home renovated, ready for visits - David Bienick for KCRA3, August 29, 2013

Tours, documentary focus on Sacramento house of murderer Dorothea Puente - Ryan Lillis for The Sacramento Bee, Sept 1, 2015

California Superior Court (Sacramento County) case files for The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente - Retrieved from The Online Archive of California - oac.cdlib.org

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