The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders
The purpose of this website is to present, through vintage, digitally restored newspaper articles and documents, the accurate details of these crimes. Between 1972 and 1973 Santa Rosa, California experienced the killings of seven women whose murders have never been solved. An eighth probable victim disappeared and her body has never been located. All of the victims were known to hitchhike, a popular mode of transportation during that time. These murders became known as the SANTA ROSA HITCHHIKER MURDERS.
The so called Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders have been linked to other crimes that occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s where the facts have been distorted to meet the criteria of the particular murderer thought to have committed them, most notably the Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy. THESE MURDERS REMAIN UNSOLVED.
It is my desire to give these women the respect they deserve by presenting, as accurately as possible, the circumstances of their deaths.
I welcome you to email any comments or additional information to me, Deborah Silva