Between 1996 and 2001, seven Bakersfield women were stabbed and slashed in horrific murders. The victims were poor. Some were prostitutes. The crimes were forgotten.
But one dedicated detective lived by the old cop philosophy, “Everybody counts.” He never gave up. When “divine intervention” connected the murders to the savage killing of a beloved community icon, everything changed.
This is the story of the victims. This is the story their families wanted told.
A year-long investigation by KGET’s Olivia LaVoice asks:
does Bakersfield have a Secret Serial Killer?