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Was Donna Richmond's murder the end of a string of burglaries and homicides in small-town California? Was the wrong person convicted? This podcast provides new information and insight into Donna's case. We also detail a string of ransacking burglaries, the murder of another young teen, and the shooting of a father protecting his daughter as she was being kidnapped. The police came close to catching the Visalia Ransacker, but he shot his way out. Joseph James Deangelo has admitted to being the Visalia Ransacker and East Area Rapist. Did he change jurisdiction to avoid detection? The East Area Rapist - Original Night Stalker (EAR-ONS) / Golden State Killer was the Visalia Ransacker as well. Stay with us through the last episode to tie it all together.
True Crime Podcast
Donna Jo Richmond (14yrs old)
Donna Jo Richmond and Jennifer Lynn Armour
The Visalia Ransacker struck from April 1974 through December 1975.
Det. William McGowen, Claude Snelling, and Beth Snelling.
Visalia Times-Delta 12/29/75