Other suspected victims survived the assaults
. Uno, police said in the crime bulletin
, met the suspect in July
1975 at a diner after the bars had closed
. The suspect was attending art school and studying to be a cartoonist
, he told the victim
, who also had a background in art and thought the suspect was talented
It was this victim who gave investigators information that led to a forensic sketch in 1975 (An updated sketch was released in 2019 that showed the suspect’s anticipated age progression). Police received a tip soon after with the name of a suspect, according to the SFPD’s bulletin, which was followed by others who contacted police and named the same suspect.
“The person named was interviewed by SFPD Homicide in January
1976 and was considered a strong suspect
,” SFPD said Thursday
. “This same person interviewed by police in
1976 is still the focus of our investigation in 2022.
A través de los años, police have been examining at least five suspected victims: The first was 50-year-old Gerald Cavanagh, a mattress factory worker who was found dead with multiple stab wounds on Ocean Beach the morning of January 27, 1974. In addition to Cavanagh and Andrews, victims included Joseph Stevens, Claus Christmann, Frederick Capin and Harald Gullberg.
Pero, Inspector Dan Cunningham told CNN in 2018, “I’d be a fool to say he didn’t do more.”
A 2014 article in “The Awl” helped renew interest in the case
, but more attention followed after advances in DNA technology that led investigators to a suspect in the case of the Golden State Killer
. In that case, Joseph DeAngelo pleaded guilty to raping more than
50 women and murdering
13 people and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in August