In 1966, 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates was attacked after she left Riverside City College Library, California. Her killer had disabled her car and lay in wait for her to return from the library to her car, where he attacked. She was beaten and stabbed with such force she was almost decapitated. One of the main suspects in the murder in the infamous Zodiac Killer.
The Kobe Child Murders refers to a string of murders that took place in Kobe, Japan, between March and May of 1997. The murders sent shockwaves across the nation and was traumatic for residents of Kobe, many of whom had just been rebuilding their homes and lives that had been shattered by the earthquake that killed over 6,000 people in January of 1995.
Over the course of two years in the early 1970s, Santa Rosa, California, was terrorised by an unidentified serial killer. He was dubbed the "Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Killer" because his victims were girls and young women that had been hitchhiking.