Time Tested Books
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Forgotten Sacramento Murders 1940-1976
Thursday, July 12th, 7:00pm
Forgotten Sacramento Murders 1940-1976 explores crimes by Sacramento's Greatest Generation. The murders that shocked Sacramento two generations ago are now only remembered by a handful of people--but in their time they startled Sacramento to its very core. Including...
- The original Boogie Man who in 1956 murdered a young boy in a downtown movie theater's men's room.
- The Mad Basher of 1941 who disappeared after his spree, only to reappear in 1956 to kill five more.
- Teenager Raymond Latshaw grew tired of his abusive father, so he killed him, his new wife, step-brother, and grandparents in 1943.
- From 1949 to 1951, hobo Lloyd Gomez murdered eight men in hobo camps up and down the Central Valley. His conscience caught up to him after he murdered a fellow hobo for a couple bottles of beer in Sacramento.
- The despicable Robert Nicolaus, the CSU Sacramento graduate who murdered his three small children in 1964, and was astonishingly paroled in 1977. This evil man stewed in hatred for his ex-wife, murdering her in 1985. He died in prison.
- The unsolved double murder of grocery store clerks Philip Latimer and Michael McCandless in 1965.
- In 1958, Sacramento media was turned on its head after local television personality Ogden Miles was found murdered in a stubble field near Antelope. A violent same-sex tryst doomed the married father of two.
Sacramento has a long and sordid history of murder. Beginning with its murderous founder, John Sutter, who thought nothing of killing local Native Americans, to the recently captured Joseph DeAngelo, accused of being the Golden State Killer, Sacramento has a reputation for creepy murders.
This event is FREE and everyone is invited.