CRIME: Harvest of Bad Seeds

During the past eight months, Northern California has been terrorized by a wave of mass murders and rapes. In Santa Cruz, a succession of coeds from the University of California campus and nearby Cabrillo College disappeared. They were found weeks or months later, decapitated. In all, seemingly random murders took the lives of 19 people around Santa Cruz, including a priest who was stabbed to death in his confessional booth. In the Nob Hill area of San Francisco, a number of Oriental women were assaulted, raped and cut up with knives. One...

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