Who was killing young women in San Francisco and Reno in 1976?
EP64: The Gypsy Hill Murders
The Gypsy Hill Murders
On January 7, 1976, at 6:10 pm, 18-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Cascio left her home in the Fairway neighborhood of Pacifica on foot to walk to the nearby bus stop. The next morning, 16-year-old David Litman was walking through the Sharp Park golf course and found Ronnie’s nude body near a creek at the 3rd hole. She had been stabbed over 32 times with an eight-inch knife. The Coroner estimated that she had been dead for less than 12 hours. She had been raped but Police had no leads and no suspects in the case. They did know based on semen found inside her, that the killer had type “O” blood. They interviewed all of her friends and family and couldn’t find anyone with a motive to kill her. Veronica Cascio was the first victim attributed to the Gypsy Hill Killer. Three weeks later, not far from where Ronnie was murdered, another young woman disappeared.
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