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Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer

Original post made on May 16, 2019

Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has led investigators to accuse him of the 1974 killing of a 21-year-old woman near the Stanford University campus.

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Posted by Sandy Crittenden
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Sandy Crittenden is a registered user.

Janet Taylor was a classmate of mine at Menlo Atherton High School. She was a smart pretty girl. I remember hearing about her murder. Hitchhiking was common back then. I used to hitchhike myself. It seemed that a young pretty woman hitching was dangerous.
It turned tragic for Janet.


Posted by Mar
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on May 17, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Hitchhiking is no longer popular, for good reason. I also hitchhiked during high school in the mid 70’s and am lucky to be here. Do not hitchhike, especially if you are a female and you are alone. We have Uber and we have cell phones which make life safer.


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