The Unsolved Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

Brutally killed in a dark alley on her college campus in 1966, claimed by an infamous serial killer who remains unidentified

Heather Monroe
12 min readFeb 2, 2020

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Cheri Jo Bates, “U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880–2012”; Ramona High School; Year: 1965; public domain image

In the 1960s, the city of Riverside, California, was a peaceful community full of families who enjoyed relatively crime-free lives. Unlike Los Angeles, 60 miles west, Riverside was a safe place…

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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•