Serial killer David Joseph Carpenter was known as ‘The Trailside Killer’ due to the fact that he would stalk, rape and kill women along the San Francisco hiking trails.
His first serious violent crime landed in prison for approximately 7 years, having attacked a young women with a hammer. He was 33 at the time, and didn’t start killing until he had served further sentences for other crimes, starting relatively late in life in comparison to most serial killers. His first murder happened in 1979, by which time he was 49 years old.
The vast majority of his victims were murdered by gun shot wounds to their heads. This was similar to the Zodiac killer who was also active at during a time that Carpenter had been released from prison in the late 60’s. The Zodiac’s main M.O. was shooting their victim, frequently in the head. Despite the similarities and the fact that these series of crimes were occurring simultaneously, Carpenter was cleared as a suspect for the Zodiac murders and only charged with the Trailside killings.
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Serial killer Myra Hindley pictured with her beloved dog Puppet on the moors where she and Ian Brady buried the bodies of their victims. Due to the number of photographs taken on the moors with Puppet the police deemed it necessary to age the dog in order to determine when the photos were taken. This involved analysing the dogs teeth and putting him under anaesthetic, however the dog did not survive the procedure. Upon hearing the news of her dogs death Myra stated :
I feel as though my heart’s been torn to pieces. I don’t think anything could hurt me more than this has. The only consolation is that some moron might have got hold of Puppet and hurt him.