E103: Charles Jackson AKA The East Bay Slayer

This week Beth and Wendy discuss Charles “Junior” Jackson, AKA The East Bay Slayer, a serial killer active in Oakland, California between 1975 and 1982. He was identified as the killer only a few years after his death, based on results from DNA profiling. Jackson is suspected of committing several more murders during the 1970s and 1980s around the Oakland area, in which at least 5 other serial killers were also operating at the same time.

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We get into our mailbag, thank you for listening and our new patrons (6:00).  We begin at (9:36) and relay some stats (10:06).  We take a deep dive into the setting (12:31) and Jackson’s early life (29:35) and the timeline (30:35).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (42:30) followed by “Where are they now?”(48:35). We get into our Take Aways and what we think made the perp snap (50:32).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (58:49) and some shout outs (1:02:28).  

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!

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