Into the Redwoods Part I

 Virginia Ohta working on her loom (still from crimedocumentary.com/john-linley-frazier-killer-prophet-2013

Virginia Ohta working on her loom (still from crimedocumentary.com/john-linley-frazier-killer-prophet-2013

 Top left to right: Dr. Victor Ohta, Derek Ohta  Bottom left to right: Taggart Ohta, Virginia Ohta  Centre: Dorothy Cadwallader

Top left to right: Dr. Victor Ohta, Derek Ohta

Bottom left to right: Taggart Ohta, Virginia Ohta

Centre: Dorothy Cadwallader

Episode 13 - John Linley Frazier

California in the late sixties may have been known for its summer of love, hippie communes, and the age of acquarius but by 1970 the picturesque coastal region of Santa Cruz was embroiled in an era punctuated by fear, paranoia, and violence. With the help of two serial killers and a mass murderer operating in such close proximity to each other, it's no wonder that the once peaceful coastal community soon became known as the Murder Capital of the World. 

Into the Redwoods is a three part series that investigates the individuals who earned Santa Cruz its macabre reputation: John Linley Frazier, Herbert Mullen, and Edmund Kemper, and explores the social, political, and psychological factors that may have influenced their journeys. 

Instead of the regular What's Weird this Week segment, these episodes will encourage listeners to engage in local mental health agencies and to reduce the stigma surrounding psychiatric concerns. 

Sources:

  • http://crimedocumentary.com/john-linley-frazier-killer-prophet-2013/
  • http://crimefeed.com/2017/10/john-linley-frazier-the-family-slaying-killer-prophet-who-looked-to-be-the-next-manson/
  • http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/crazed-hippy-killer-caused-horror-1970-murder-california-doctor-article-1.369122
  • https://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/santacruz/progressive_politics.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html
  • http://goodtimes.sc/cover-stories/remembering-santa-cruzs-summer-love/
  • http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/zz/20090822/NEWS/908229908
  • https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1650960/ohtadaughter/
  • https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1979&dat=19701027&id=S4UiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A6oFAAAAIBAJ&pg=745,6757438&hl=en
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124834708/virginia-ann-ohta
  • https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/schizotypal-personality-disorder-and-schizophrenia/