Forty-seven years ago today the first two victims of what became known as the Hitchhiker Murders disappeared. Their names were Maureen Sterling and Yvonne Weber. They were both 12 years old and attended Herbert Slater Middle School. They were last seen around 9 PM at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena.
By 1973, a total of seven, unsolved murders took place in the North Bay area of California. They involved female hitchhikers that were found nude and dumped in rural areas where it is believed they were thrown from the road close to steep embankments.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer