Friday, July 6, 2018

"The Ultimate Evil" is Finally Put to Rest

With DNA solving the murder of Arliss Perry we can finally throw out all our copies of the late Maury Terry’s Ultimate Evil which tried to connect Charles Manson and the Son of Sam Murders as some kind of East-West Satanic Cult. Maybe there’s hope for us yet that some new Manson info might emerge....

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/suspect-1974-california-church-murder-appears-kill-self-n887641


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Suspect in 1974 California church murder appears to kill self
Steve Crawford and Arlis Perry

Steve Crawford, 72, apparently killed himself as authorities knocked on his door to serve a search warrant for the murder of 19-year-old Arlis Perry.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A man linked by DNA to a 1974 ritualistic church killing on the Stanford University campus apparently killed himself Thursday after detectives knocked on his door to serve a search warrant, authorities said.

Steve Crawford, 72, died in his apartment, authorities said.

Crawford was a security guard who claimed to have found the body of 19-year-old Arlis Perry inside the Stanford Memorial Church, a chapel on the university campus, in October 1974. Perry had fought with her new husband and had come to the church at night to pray, KPIX-TV reported.

Perry was found with an icepick in the back of her head and was naked below the waist. She had been molested with a 3-foot altar candle and another candle had been placed between her breasts, investigators reported.

"Crawford had been a person of interest since the beginning of the investigation," Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said. "Our detectives continued to piece together additional information to this tragic puzzle and we were able recently to link Crawford's DNA to the crime scene."

Police and sheriff's deputies went to Crawford's apartment Thursday morning to serve a search warrant.

Deputies talked to the resident through the closed front door but when they entered the apartment, they saw a man with a handgun and immediately backed away, a San Jose Police Department statement said.

"A short time later a gunshot was heard," the statement said.

When deputies re-entered the apartment they found the man dead, police said.

13 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks Starship.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Wow... that was a grizzly murder scene.
What a freaking maniac...

I hope there's a special place in hell, for assholes like that...

beauders said...

The picture of Arlis Perry in this article does not look like the one in Maury Terry's book. If I saw the pictures next to each other I would say they were not the same person. I'm glad it's solved but I believe both her parents have died, but I think she had siblings. Her husband at the time of murder is/was Bruce Perry a famous child psychiatrist in Texas who worked with some of children who survived the Branch Davidian inferno in Waco. He came forward, many years ago saying he didn't believe there was a conspiracy involved in his wife's murder and it appears he was correct.

beauders said...

I was wrong her mother is 88 and still alive but her father died three months ago.

beauders said...

Now its time to solve the Zodiac Murders. DNA says it was not Arthur Lee Allen unless he had a partner who licked the stamps.

katie8753 said...

Kim Kardashian is visiting women prisoners in CIW to talk about release. Maybe she can get Pat & Leslie out. LOL.

beauders said...

I don't know Katie she got some woman pardoned and released through Trump.

katie8753 said...

Well if Trump lets Leslie or Pat out, I'll eat my hat!! If I had a hat!

beauders said...

If you do eat your hat can you put it on youtube

Orwhut said...

This is the first I've heard of this. SHAZAM!

katie8753 said...

Beauders LOL.

Boy wouldn't that be something. Pat & Leslie thanking Kim Kardashian for getting them out. YOWSAH!! They could be on Kim's reality show and live in her mansion. Then they could sneak in her room with kitchen knives and...oh well let's just say she should hide all the sharp objects in the house and sleep with one eye open.

beauders said...

That is the only way I would ever watch a Kim Kardashian reality show, if Pat and Leslie were her new roommates, but I would leave the knives lying around.

starship said...

And latest news has Tarantino opening up ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD two weeks earlier than originally planned...