Behavior: Twenty-Eight, and Counting ...

One after another, the bodies of ten men were found lying near southern California highways. All were males, all were nude, all had been shot in the head —probably with the same gun. Some had been dismembered and stuffed into heavy-duty trash bags. Most of the victims of what police dubbed The Trash Bag Murders also had something else in common: they were known members of the homosexual community in and around Los Angeles.

Police discovered that one victim —John LaMay, 17—had been seen in the company of two homosexuals: Patrick Kearney, 37, an...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!