Abigail Folger Abigail Anne Folger (August 11, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American socialite, volunteer, civil rights devotee, and member of the prominent Folger family.
Al Adamson Al Adamson (July 25, 1929 – June 21, 1995) was a prolific director of B-grade horror films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Alex Odeh Alex Odeh (April 4, 1944 – October 11, 1985) was an Arab-American (specifically, Palestinian American) anti-discrimination activist who was killed in a bombing as he opened the door of his offic...
Amber Dubois John Albert Gardner III is an American convicted double murderer and sex offender.
Andrés Quintana Andrés Quintana, O.F.M. (November 27, 1777 – October 12, 1812) was a Spanish missionary who labored at Mission Santa Cruz in California during the early part of the 19th century.
Anthony Brancato Anthony Brancato (1913? – August 6, 1951) was a Kansas City, Missouri criminal who served as a freelance gunman to various Mafia and syndicate organizations.
Arlis Perry Arlis Kay Perry (born February 22, 1955) was a newlywed 19-year-old North Dakota native who was killed in Stanford Memorial Church on the grounds of Stanford University on October 12, 1974.
Barbara Colby Barbara Colby (July 2, 1939 – July 24, 1975) was an American actress.
Barry Crane Barry Crane, born Barry Cohen, (November 10, 1927, Detroit, Michigan – July 5, 1985, Los Angeles, California) was a prolific television producer and director, and a champion bridge player.
Betty Van Patter Betty Van Patter (c.1932 – December 13, 1974) was a bookkeeper for the Black Panther Party who was beaten and murdered.
Black Dahlia "The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.
Brooke Hart Brooke Hart (June 11, 1911 – November 9, 1933) was the oldest son of Alexander Hart, the owner of Leopold Hart and Son Department Store at the SE corner of Market and Santa Clara Street in downt...
Bugsy Siegel Benjamin Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American mobster with the Luciano crime family.
Bunchy Carter Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter was an African American activist who was killed on January 17, 1969.
Charizma Charles Hicks also known by his stage name Charizma was an MC from San Jose, California, United States.
Charles H. Crawford Charles H. Crawford (April 22, 1879 - May 20, 1931) was an American political figure.
Charlie Keever The Murder of Charlie Keever and Jonathan Sellers occurred on March 27, 1993, in San Diego County, California.
Chauncey Bailey Chauncey Wendell Bailey, Jr. (October 20, 1949 – August 2, 2007) was an American journalist, noted for his work primarily on issues of the African American community.
Cheri Jo Bates Cheri Josephine Bates was a freshman student at Riverside Community College who was murdered on the campus of the educational institution, on the day before Halloween, October 30, 1966.
Christina Marie Williams Christina Marie Williams (May 1, 1985 - June 12, 1998) was a 13-year-old Filipino-American girl who was kidnapped in Seaside, California on June 12, 1998 while taking her dog Greg out for a walk.
Corine Christensen Richard Wayne Bandler (born February 24, 1950) is an American author and trainer in the field of self-help.
Danielle Van Dam David Alan Westerfield, of San Diego, California was convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of seven-year-old Danielle Van Dam in 2002.
Danny Lockin Daniel Joseph "Danny" Lockin (July 13, 1943 – August 21, 1977) was an American actor and dancer who appeared on stage, television, and film.
Dave Laut David ("Dave") Lester Laut (December 21, 1956 – August 28, 2009) was an American shot putter.
David Bacon (actor) David Bacon (March 24, 1914 – September 12, 1943) was an American film actor.
David Huffman David Huffman (10 May 1945 – 27 February 1985) was a leading and supporting actor with many television, film and stage credits.
Death of Betty Van Patter Betty Van Patter (c.1932 – December 13, 1974) was a bookkeeper for the Black Panther Party who was beaten and murdered.
Dedrick D. Gobert Dedrick D. Gobert (November 25, 1971 – November 19, 1994) was an American film actor best known for his supporting role in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood.
Dolla (rapper) Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009) better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American hip hop recording artist from Decatur, Georgia.
Dominique Dunne Dominique Ellen Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Don Jordan Don Jordan (1934–1997) was a boxer born in Los Angeles, California and was the undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World from 1958 to 1960.
Donald "Shorty" Shea Donald "Shorty" Shea was a Hollywood stuntman, actor and victim of the Charles Manson murders.
Durham Stevens Durham White Stevens (February 1, 1851, Washington, D.C. – March 25, 1908, San Francisco, California) was an American diplomat and later an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Elyse Pahler Elyse Marie Pahler was a murder victim, whose parents attempted to sue the American thrash metal band Slayer, claiming that their music contributed to their daughter's death.
Ennis Cosby Ennis William Cosby (April 15, 1969 – January 16, 1997) was the son of American comedian-actor Bill Cosby.
Erwin Walker William Erwin Walker, aka Erwin M. Walker and Machine Gun Walker (1918 - 1982) was a former police employee and World War II Army veteran remembered for a violent series of thefts, b...
Evelyn Hernandez Evelyn Hernandez (ca. 1978 – May 1, 2002) was a woman who disappeared along with her five-year-old son in San Francisco, California in May 2002.
Francis Boggs Francis W. Boggs (March 1870 – October 27, 1911) was a stage actor and pioneer silent film director.
Frederic Ives Lord Frederic Ives Lord (April 18, 1897 – July 21, 1967) or sometimes Frederick Ives Lord, was a captain, a World War I flying ace, and a soldier of fortune who fought in five wars.
Georg Olden (graphic designer) Georg Olden (born George Elliott Olden in Birmingham, Alabama on November 13, 1920; died in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 1975) was an AIGA medal winning graphic designer who worked i...
George Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an Italian-American attorney and Democratic politician.
Georgette Bauerdorf Georgette Elise Bauerdorf was a twenty-year-old oil heiress who was strangled in her home at the El Palacio Apartments on 8493 Fountain Avenue, West Hollywood, California.
Gerald Woodman The murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman, also referred to by the press as the Ninja murders and the Yom Kippur murders, took place on September 25, 1985 in West Los Angeles.
Haing S. Ngor Dr. Haing Somnang Ngor (Khmer: ហ៊ាំង សំណាង ង៉ោ, March 22, 1940 – February 25, 1996) was a Cambodian American physician, actor and author who is best known for winning the 1985 Academy Award for...
Harold Haley Harold Joseph Haley was a Superior Court judge in Marin County, California.
Harry Greenberg Harry Schachter or Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg was an associate and childhood friend of Bugsy Siegel, and an employee of both Charlie "Lucky" Luciano and Meyer Lansky.
Harry Womack Harris "Harry" Womack was an American singer and musician, most notable for his tenure as a member of the family R&B quintet, The Valentinos.
Harvey Milk Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the Sa...
Helena Wood Smith Helena Wood Smith (1865-1914) was a landscape painter and member of the artist's colony at Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
Henry Liu Henry Liu (7 December 1932 – 15 October 1984), often known by his pen name Chiang Nan (江南), was a writer and journalist from Taiwan, Republic of China.
Herbert Blitzstein Herbert "Fat Herbie" Blitzstein was a loanshark, bookmaker, racketeer and lieutenant to Tony "The Ant" Spilotro and the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Homicide of Ming Qu and Ying Wu The homicide of Ming Qu and Ying Wu occurred on April 11, 2012, when two Chinese graduate students were shot to death after sitting in their BMW parked one mile outside of the University of Sout...
Huang Yuanyong Huang Yuanyong , was a renowned Chinese author and journalist during the late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China.
Huey P. Newton Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.
Jack Molinas Jacob L. "Jack" Molinas (October 31, 1931 – August 3, 1975) was an American professional basketball player and one of the key figures in the point shaving scandal that almost destroyed NC...
James King of William James King of William (1822–1856) was a crusading San Francisco, California, newspaper editor whose shooting death in 1856 resulted in the establishment of the second San Francisco Vigilance Com...
Jay Sebring Jay Sebring (October 10, 1933 – August 9, 1969) was an American hair stylist for celebrities, and the founder of the hairstyling corporation Sebring International.
Jennifer Tate Jennifer Rose Tate (born September 2, 1985) is an American female mixed martial artist.
Jenny Maxwell Jenny Maxwell (born Jennifer Helene Maxwell) (September 3, 1941 – June 10, 1981) was an American film and television actress, probably best remembered for her role in the 1961 Elvis Presley film...
Jeremiah MacKay Jeremiah MacKay was a Deputy for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department MacKay was killed during the February 12 suspected murderer Christopher Dorner gun fight in the Barton Flats area...
John Marsh (pioneer) “Doctor” John Marsh was born in 1799 in South Danvers, Massachusetts and died in Pacheco, California in 1856.
Jonathan Sellers Jonathan Lee Sellers (April 18, 1983 — March 27, 1993) was one of two boys found murdered in San Diego, California in March 1993.
Joseph Ardizzone Joseph "Iron Man" Ardizzone (November 19, 1884 – October 15, 1931) was an early Los Angeles mobster, who became the first Boss of the Los Angeles crime family.
Joseph Barboza Joseph "The Animal" Barboza (September 20, 1932 – February 11, 1976) was a Portuguese-American mafioso and one of the most feared mob hitmen during the 1960s.
Judith Barsi Judith Eva Barsi (June 6, 1978 – July 25, 1988) was an American child actress.
József Barsi József Istvan "Arizona Joe" Barsi (November 26, 1932-July 27, 1988) was a Hungarian-American plumbing contractor and banjo/fiddle musicianwho was best known as the father of...
Karel deLeeuw Karel deLeeuw, or de Leeuw, was a mathematics professor at Stanford University, specializing in harmonic analysis and functional analysis.
Karyn Kupcinet Karyn Kupcinet (March 6, 1941 – November 28, 1963) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Keddie Murders The Keddie Murders is an unsolved 1981 American quadruple-murder that took place in Keddie, a former resort town in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
Kirsten Costas Kirsten Marina Costas was an American high school student who was murdered by her classmate, Bernadette Protti, in June 1984.
Lana Clarkson Lana Jean Clarkson (April 5, 1962 – February 3, 2003) was an American actress and fashion model.
Lenny Breau Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau (August 5, 1941 – August 12, 1984) was a musician, guitar player, and music educator.
Leno and Rosemary LaBianca Pasqualino Antonio "Leno" LaBianca (August 6, 1925 - August 10, 1969) and his wife Rosemary LaBianca (December 15, 1930 - August 10, 1969) were victims of the Manson Family murders.
Leno LaBianca Pasqualino Antonio "Leno" LaBianca (August 6, 1925 – August 10, 1969) and his wife Rosemary LaBianca (December 15, 1930 – August 10, 1969) were victims of the Manson Family murders.
Leon Burns Leon Keith Burns (September 15, 1942 – December 22, 1984) was an American football running back who played for two years in the National Football League.
Little Pete Fung Jing Toy, commonly known as Little Pete (1864—January 23, 1897) was a prominent leader of the Som Yop Tong during the Tong wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1890s.
Lloyd Avery II Lloyd Avery II (June 21, 1969 – September 4, 2005) was an American actor.
Marcus Foster Marcus Albert Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylva...
Margaret Campbell Margaret Campbell (April 24, 1883 – June 27, 1939) was an American character actress in silent films.
Marina Elizabeth Habe Elizabeth Habe (1951 - December 29, 1968) was the daughter of Hans Habe and Eloise Hardt.
Marion Parker Marion Parker (October 11, 1915 – December 17, 1927) was the 12-year-old daughter of Perry Parker, a prominent banker in Los Angeles.
Mark Guardado Mark "Papa Frisco" Guardado (1962 – September 3, 2008) was an Hells Angel and President of the San Francisco chapter.
Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Mary Quigley Mary Elizabeth Quigley was an American murder victim whose death was a cold case for nearly 30 years.
McStay family murder The McStay family is an American family found murdered in the desert outside of Victorville, California on November 13, 2013.
Meredith Hunter Meredith Curly Hunter was an 18-year-old American who was killed at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert.
Merlin Santana Merlin Santana (March 14, 1976November 9, 2002) was an American actor.
Michele Avila Michele Yvette "Missy" Avila (February 8, 1968 – October 2, 1985) was an American teenager who was murdered by her best friend, Karen Severson, and another friend, Laura Doyle, in October 1985.
Mickey Thompson Marion Lee "Mickey" Thompson (December 7, 1928 - March 16, 1988) was an American off-road racing legend.
Mooseman Body Count is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990.
Murder of Charlie Keever Charles “Charlie” Allen Keever (1980 - March 27, 1993) was a 13-year-old boy who was murdered on March 27, 1993, in San Diego County, California, along with his friend, 9-year-old Jonathan Sellers.
Murder of Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder Gary Matson (1949 - July 1, 1999) and Winfield Mowder (1959 - July 1, 1999) were a gay couple from Redding, California, who were murdered by white supremacist brothers Benjamin Matthew Wil...
Murder of Gwen Araujo Gwen Araujo (February 24, 1985 – October 3, 2002), was an American teenage pre-operative trans woman who was murdered in Newark, California.
Murder of Jan Pawel and Quiana Jenkins Pietrzak The Murder of Jan Paweł Pietrzak and Quiana Jenkins Pietrzak relates to the events surrounding the 2008 deaths of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Jan Paweł Pietrzak (March 13, 1984 – O...
Murder of Laci Peterson Laci Denise Peterson (née Rocha; May 4, 1975 December 24, 2002) was an American woman who was the subject of a highly publicized murder case after she went missing while seven and a half m...
Murder of Larry King The murder of Larry King refers to the February 12, 2008, shooting death of Lawrence "Larry" Fobes King (January 13, 1993 – February 13, 2008), a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Juni...
Murder of Larry McNabney Larry McNabney was a Sacramento, California attorney whose body was found buried in a vineyard on March 5, 2002.
Murder of Marcy Renee Conrad The murder of Marcy Renee Conrad (February 5, 1967 - November 3, 1981) was perpetrated by Anthony Jacques Broussard, a 16-year-old American high school student.
Murder of Mary Quigley Mary Elizabeth Quigley was an American murder victim whose death was a cold case for nearly 30 years before it was finally solved by DNA database matching.
Murder of Michelle Le Michelle Hoang Thi Le was a 26-year old nursing student who disappeared on May 27, 2011 from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward, California.
Murder of Nicholas Markowitz Nicholas Samuel "Nick" Markowitz (September 19, 1984 – August 9, 2000) was an American teenager who was kidnapped and murdered at the age of 15 after a feud over drug money between his half-brot...
Murder of Polly Klaas Polly Hannah Klaas (January 3, 1981 – October 1, 1993) was an American murder victim whose case gained national attention.
Murder of Yetunde Price Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price (August 9, 1972 – September 14, 2003) was the elder half-sister and personal assistant to leading tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.
Murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman The murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman, also referred to by the press as the ninja murders and the Yom Kippur murders, took place on September 25, 1985, in West Los Angeles.
Myrna Opsahl Myrna Opsahl (December 13, 1932 – April 21, 1975) was a church worker, a mother of four, and a murder victim of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Nat Ross Nat Ross (June 13, 1902 – February 24, 1941) was an American film director and producer of the silent era.
Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was the former wife of professional football player O. J. Simpson.
Orlando Anderson Orlando Tive "Baby Lane" Anderson (August 13, 1974 – May 29, 1998) was an alleged affiliate of the South Side Crips and a person of interest in the investigation into the murder of American rapp...
Ozell Jones Ozell "Hoppy" Jones (November 20, 1960 – September 7, 2006) was a professional basketball player.
Pearl Eaton Pearl Eaton (August 1, 1898 – September 10, 1958) was an American Broadway performer, choreographer, and dance supervisor of the 1910s and 1920s.
Peter Ivers Peter Scott Ivers (September 1946 - March 3, 1983) was an American musician, best known as the host of New Wave Theatre.
Peter Lassen Peter Lassen (October 31, 1800 – April 26, 1859) was a Danish-American blacksmith, rancher, prospector and Freemason.
Phil Hartman Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman (September 24, 1948May 28, 1998; born Hartmann) was a Canadian American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist.
Ramon Novarro Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career as a leading man in silent films in 1917.
Ramón Novarro Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) was a Mexican leading man actor in Hollywood in the early 20th century.
Raymond Washington Raymond Lee Washington (August 14, 1953 – August 9, 1979) was the original founder of the South Central Los Angeles street gang the Crips.
Rebecca Schaeffer Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American model and television and film actress.
Rhea Mitchell Rhea Mitchell (December 10, 1890 – September 16, 1957) was an American film actress who began her career during the silent film era.
Robert F. Kennedy Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known as "Bobby" or by his initials RFK, was an American politician, who served as a Senator for New York from 1965 unti...
Robert Lees Robert Lees (July 10, 1912 – June 13, 2004) was an American television and film screenwriter.
Robert Opel Robert Opel (23 October 1939 – 7 July 1979) was a photographer and art gallery owner most famous as the man who streaked during the 46th Academy Awards in 1974.
Rodolfo Cadena Rodolfo Cadena (c. 1943-December 17, 1972) was a Mexican-American mob boss and legendary figure in the Mexican Mafia prison gang.
Ronald Goldman Ronald Lyle "Ron" Goldman (July 2, 1968 – June 12, 1994) was an American waiter who was killed along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994 at her Brentwood, Los Angeles home which subsequently lead ...
Ronni Chasen Ronni Sue Chasen (October 17, 1946 – November 16, 2010) was an American publicist, who once represented such actors as Michael Douglas, as well as musicians such as Hans Zimmer and M...
Rosemary LaBianca Pasqualino Antonio "Leno" LaBianca (August 6, 1925 – August 10, 1969) and his wife Rosemary LaBianca (December 15, 1930 – August 10, 1969) were victims of the Manson Family murders.
Roy Radin Roy Radin (13 November 1949 – 10 June 1983) was a show business promoter who packaged vaudeville shows in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Sal Mineo Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. (January 10, 1939February 12, 1976), was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film '...
Sam Cooke Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), born Samuel Cook, was an African-American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur.
Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders were a series of at least seven unsolved homicides involving female hitchhikers that took place in Sonoma County and Santa Rosa of the North Bay area of Califor...
Seagram (rapper) Seagram Miller (1970 – July 31, 1996) was an American rapper from Oakland, California.
Sharon Tate Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American actress and sex symbol.
Sherrice Iverson Jeremy Strohmeyer (born October 11, 1978) is a Long Beach, California man who molested and murdered 7-year-old South Los Angeles elementary school student Sherrice Iverson (October 20, 1989 – Ma...
Shimun XXIII Eshai Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII (born 28 February 1908, Konak, Hakkari, Turkey - 6 November 1975, San Jose, California, United States), sometimes known as Mar Shimun XXI Ishaya, Mar Shimun Isha...
Steven Parent Steven Earl Parent (February 12, 1951 – August 9, 1969) was a victim of the Charles Manson murders.
Susan Berman Susan Berman (1945–2000) was an American journalist and author who was the daughter of Davie Berman, a mob figure in Las Vegas.
Susan Cabot Susan Cabot (July 9, 1927 – December 10, 1986) was an American film and television actress.
Ted Healy Ted Healy (October 1, 1896 – December 21, 1937) was an American vaudeville performer, comedian, and actor.
The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), best known as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper.
Thor Nis Christiansen Thor Nis Christiansen (28 December 1957 – 30 March 1981) was a serial killer from Solvang, California.
Todd Loren Todd Loren was an American comic book publisher, owner of Revolutionary Comics and its title Rock 'N' Roll Comics.
Vicki Morgan Vicki Morgan (born August 9, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado – July 7, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA) was a model and a high-profile murder victim.
Victor Kilian Victor Arthur Kilian (March 6, 1891 – March 11, 1979) was an American actor who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s.
Walter H. Auble Walter H. Auble (1861 – September 9, 1908) was the police chief in Los Angeles, California, on a one-year appointment from November 1905 to 1906.
William Desmond Taylor William Desmond Taylor (26 April 1872 – 1 February 1922) was an Irish-born American director and actor.
Wineville Chicken Coop Murders The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders – also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders – was a series of abductions and murders of young boys that occurred in Los Angeles and Riverside County, C...
Wojciech Frykowski Wojciech Frykowski (December 22, 1936 – August 9, 1969) was a Polish actor and writer who was murdered in the home of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski by members of Charles Manson's "Family".
Yale Gracey Yale Gracey (1910 - September 5, 1983) was a Disney Imagineer, writer, and layout artist for many Disney animated shorts, including classics such as The Three Caballeros and Fantasia.
Yetunde Price Yetunde Hawanya Tara Price (August 9, 1972 – September 14, 2003) was the elder half-sister and personal assistant to leading tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.