|Jace Everett "Bad Things"
Cary Stayner, Nudist, Handyman & Serial Killer
Owner, HPI International
California is known world wide for it's beautiful
and more recently it's fantastic marijuana.
did you know that there are the most serial killers
capita here as well? I had a chance to meet someone
was friends with one very infamous serial killer,
Stayner. He gives us his chilling account of meeting
socializing with the killer.
Before we explore Cary Stayner,
Yosemite's Killer, Let me
you a little run down on the rest of them.
"The Zodiac Killer" -
The Zodiac Killer remains elusive and
claimed 37 murders in letters to newspapers,
agree on only seven confirmed victims, two of
survived. His killings spanned the San Francisco Bay
and beyond to Benicia, CA. in the 1960's.
Randall Woodfield- "The
I-5 Killer" running from Washington to California, where he committed
assaults and murders. A native of Oregon, he
was convicted of three murders and is suspected of killing up
to 18 people.
Roger Kibbe- "The I-5 Strangler"- Kibbe
liked to abduct teens & women, rape, assault & torture them,
strangle them with their own clothes. He’d leave
most of the bodies thrown out along I-5. He killed Lou Ellen
Burleigh, Lora Heedick, Barbara Ann Scott, Stephanie Brown,
Charmaine Sabrah, and Katherine Kelly
Quinones and was
already in prison for killing 17 year old, Darcie Frankenpohl when he
was convicted for the
Killed (and raped some) 10 people
one unborn child by abducting them
the Country Club Plaza, Sunrise Mall
lot and from the Sail Inn Bar in West Sacramento.
Killed his wife who was
along with his 3 year old
He then proceeded to kill 4
family members in his rage
on August 20th, 2001
Morris Solomon- Killed 7 women
and buried them in a back yard in Oak Park. Solomon was a
who killed women, while working as a handyman.
He worked on old Sacramento homes, in exchange for room
Richard Trenton Chase- "The Vampire of Sacramento"
Killed (and ate) 6 people including 2 children. He
also killed numerous animals in his need for blood. He believed
he had a fabricated disease called "Soap
Dish Disease" where
he needed blood to survive or his heart would explode.
Shannon's story about Richard Trenton Chase on Haunted America Tours.
Juan Corona-"The Machete
Killer" Killed 25 people and buried his victims bodies in Sutter County
Feather River near Yuba City.
Leonard- "The thrill killer" killed 6 people in February 1991.
3 Killed at the Quik Stop on Auburn
Blvd and 3 killed
at the Round Table Pizza on Watt Ave. He was a Rio Linda resident.
Bojorquez Salcido- is a convicted mass murderer and as of 2007 is on
death row in California's San
Quentin State Prison. He
killed 7 people including family members and a winery worker at Grand Cru Winery
in Glen Ellen, CA He was convicted of the 1989 murders,
including his wife and two of his daughters, Sofia
and Teresa (age 1). A third daughter, Carmina, aged 3, lay in a field
beside the bodies of her sisters
for 36 hours after being
slashed across the throat by her father. She was rescued and later
adopted by a
family in Missouri.
Puente- Killed 9 people that she cared for in her home on F Street, and
buried them in her front and
back yard. Only 7 bodies
were actually recovered. She collected their state benefits after they
Joseph Ferguson- Worked for Brinks
Security and killed 3 of his co workers and his ex-girlfriend in
September 2001. "I've taken four victims," he said on
videotape. "That should be good enough to last a week
"The Mad Killer of Sacramento" or "Insane Slayer" - was
never identified or caught but was thought to have
people in 1941. Suspect: Benjamin A. Lucas
Arturo Juarez Suarez -
July 12th, 1988 shot his 2 brother in laws, Juan and Jose Martinez, and
children. The two children died of
asphyxiation from being buried alive atop their murdered father &
He raped Jose's wife, who narrowly escaped her death by
freeing herself from the chair he duck taped her to.
Nguyen, 21, Pham Khac Nguyen, 19, and Long Khac Nguyen, 17, Cuong
Tran, 17, were 4 heavily
armed young men who stormed the
Good Guys store on Florin Road in Sacramento and , took 39 people,
hostage and proceeded to terrorize a community that watched the
event unfold on live television.
When the 8 1/2-hour ordeal was over,
three hostages were dead, three of the gunmen had been shot dead
by police and 10 people were wounded.
don't forget the wonderful nudist, handyman and serial killer, Cary
Stayner (August 13, 1961) is an American serial
killer currently on death row for the 1999
murders of four
women in Mariposa County near Yosemite, California.
born and raised in Merced, California. His younger brother, Steven, was
kidnapped by child
molester Kenneth Parnell in 1972 and held
captive for more than seven years before escaping and being
with his family. Cary Stayner would later say he felt neglected as his
parents grieved over the loss of
Steven. When Steven escaped
from Parnell and returned home in 1980, he received massive media
attention; a true crime book and TV movie, both titled I Know My
First Name is Steven, were made about the
died in a motorcycle accident in 1989. The following year, Cary
Stayner's uncle, with whom he
was living at the time, was
Stayner attempted suicide in 1991 and was arrested in
1997 for possession of marijuana and
although the charges were eventually dropped.
In 1997, he was
hired as a handyman at the Cedar Lodge motel in El Portal, just outside
the Highway 140
Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National
Park. Between February and July 1999, he murdered four women:
Carole Sund, her daughter Julie Sund, their travel companion,
Argentinian exchange student Silvina Pelosso
National Institute's (now NatureBridge) employee Joie Armstrong.
was initially questioned when the first three victims were found, but
he was not seriously considered as a
suspect due mainly to
his relations, and his own attempts to throw off authorities. When the
fourth body was
found in an inholding in Yosemite National
Park in July, however, he was questioned again and arrested by
FBI Agents John Boles and Jeff Rinek at Laguna del Sol nudist
resort in Wilton. His truck yielded evidence
linking him to
the victim. He eventually confessed to all four murders.
claimed after his arrest that he had fantasized about murdering women
since the age of seven, long
before the abduction of his
Stayner pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His
lawyers claimed that the Stayner family had a history of
abuse and mental illness, manifesting itself not only in the murders
but also in Stayner's request for
child pornography (in
return for his confession) and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was
found sane and convicted of four counts of
first degree murder by a jury in 2001. In 2002, during the penalty
phase of his trial, he was sentenced to death. An appeal is
pending. Stayner is housed in the Adjustment
Center on death
row at San Quentin Penitentiary in California.
Laguna del Sol nudist
resort in Wilton, CA. is
where our story begins:
Hawkins and I decided to go out to have a beer one night at the
Mercantile Lounge in Downtown
paranormal investigators go out together, people always want to tell you
We just so happened to meet an ex-
friend of Cary Stayner at the bar. I'll let Mike relate his story
to you in
his own words...
first job was at Laguna Del Sol. (A nudist community
in Wilton, CA) I was 16.5 yrs old.. I
worked in the
restaurant and I was a cook/server. I went to
the resort with my mom and sometimes my little sister would be
there as well. I met Cary through my mom they were just
friends.. I think they had a little chemistry but it never
into anything. Cary seemed like your typical “all American” guy. One
time we all went down to
Yosemite to possibly see him but
essentially we were there just to check out the park. We didn’t see him
knew he worked at a lodge but we just played in the
river and stuff and came back home..
time before any of the girls got killed, Stayner actually spent the
night at my house, and slept in my
bed. Mom didn’t want him
to drive all the way to Yosemite so late at night. He was a very nice
guy. He never gave off any type of weird
time when he and my mom were in the hot tub (at Laguna Del Sol) I went
up to them and asked him.
you hear about those girls that got murdered in Yosemite? He replied “I
heard something about
kept to himself at the resort. Stayner wasn’t a very popular guy,
but definitely was an attractive guy.
I don’t know exactly what
Carry would do at the resort. I know he would sun bathe and stuff.. He
anything to me about his brother just told my mom
that his brother was kidnapped and they made a
"I Know My First Name is
Steven" (1989) TV movie.
very traumatized when I heard about what he had done. I kind of had a
nervous breakdown for a week.
I couldn’t believe someone
that I knew could do something so horrible. My mom couldn’t believe that
friend did this unthinkable act. So when we found out
the next day, or a couple days later, we went to the jail
visited him. He (Stayner) told her everything that happened, why he did
What my mom told me, was that it was his sexual fantasies
and they got so strong that he wanted to act them
person. He also told my mom that whenever he
would drive by telephone poles he would pull his
that’s why he always shaved his head.
said that he never thought of hurting my mom or her family.
she visited him he sent her a few letters that the district attorney
confiscated. He even drew a picture of
my mom , sister and I
all together.. That was kind of creepy.. He then asked for a picture of
just my sister and
after that my mom didn’t contact him at
all. (Stayner asked for child pornography as a
bribe to confess for his
told him that he needs to find jesus…
the result of his parents neglect, because of the situation involving
his brother, is what turned him into
what he is.
was absolutely the nicest guy, he was a little introverted didn’t really
have a super outgoing personality
and had a few friends.
I have no clue how he could hold it together and not show any type
of a violent side...
Cary Stayner is
awaiting the death penalty at San Quentin in Northern, CA. He is there
on death row with
another famous serial killer, Raymond
I'd like to thank Mike for his story, it takes a lot of
courage to talk about such a horrific turn of events.
Owner, HPI International
more information on Northern CA Serial Killers check
out these stories by H.P.I. Ghostwriter & G.M,
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