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Old 01-28-2018, 06:58 AM
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Default The black doodler

Does anyone have any information - or know of a resource, concerning the doodler or black doodler (a young, black man, a police sketch of whom appears on the wiki entry for this killer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doodler) ? When I came across this case, I was surprised it was not better known - particularly because of a link to celebrities of the time. Not finding much on the internet.

Basic facts:
A serial killer who was active in San Francisco in the mid 1970s (1974-1975) and was believed to have murdered up to fourteen gay men. Generally accepted that he killed at least 5 - Gerald Earl Cavanaugh, Joseph Stevens, Claus A. Christmann, Frederick Elmer Capin and Harald Gullberg.

Basic MO:
He would meet his victims in a bar and offer to draw them. When he left the bar with his victims, they would travel to some remote park or beach, where he would stab them.

Identity/Witnesses:
Three survivors of attacks by the doodler would not testify against the prime suspect for fear of being outed as gay (it was a generally homophobic environment in the mid 1970s). The witnesses were rumoured to include a european diplomat and a celebrity (thought to be either Rock Hudson, Johnnie Ray or Richard Chamberlain). The prime suspects name was never released.
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