The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part Five)
Between 1972 and 1973, at least seven women were murdered in California's Sonoma County.
The discovery of three bodies in July of 1979 - after years of inactivity in this case - would bring about a new wave of speculation in the press. Despite investigators hoping that these discoveries could help provide answers for the numerous unsolved cases, all they did was end up creating even more questions.
In the decades since, investigators have pondered whether this case could be connected to some of the most infamous names in all of true crime, Ted Bundy and the Zodiac among them. But nearly half-a-century later, all of these murders remain unsolved...
Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal Whelan
Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music
Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves
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