The Brutal Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

16m | Apr 4, 2024

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Cheri Jo Bates, an 18-year-old college freshman, was stabbed and slashed to death on the grounds of Riverside City College. Police determined the assailant had disabled the ignition coil wire and distributor of Bates' Volkswagen Beetle as a method to lure her from her car as she studied in the college library. Many believe that she was the first victim of the infamous Zodiac Killer.

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