Hillside Stranglers

For 5 months the murderer known only as the Hillside Strangler terrorized Los Angeles California, then the killing suddenly stopped….or did it?


The man in the front isBobGrogan

Its hard for me to post pictures of the murders, their faces were plastered on every news site for months, the victims are far more important, this photo includes Karen and Diane from Washington.



Angelo Bueno and Kenneth Bianchi


A photo I believe to be Veronica, the women who fell in love with the murderer, so much in love she would kill for him.

For more information on Veronica, I found a link to an interview she did with Dr Oz. I can’t feel bad for her, drugs or no drugs, what’s your thoughts?



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Below is a  list of resources  used during the research and telling of this story. (partial) 


 “‘Hillside Strangler’ dies in prison”. cnn.com.  

Vronsky, Peter (2004). Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. p. 187. ISBN 0-425-19640-2.

Bardsley, Marilyn. “The Rampage Begins”. Crime Library..

 “After he murders two Bellingham women, police arrest serial killer Kenneth A. Bianchi on January 12, 1979”. historylink.org.

 Bardsley, Marilyn. “Killing Cousins”. Crime Library.  

Bardsley, Marilyn. “Early Victims”. Crime Library

 Vronsky, Peter (2004). Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. p. 188. ISBN 0-425-19640-2.

 “Peter Lorre’s daughter was near-victim of Hillside Strangler”. Lakeland Ledger. November 17, 1979.  Vronsky, Peter (2004). Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. p. 191. ISBN 0-425-19640-2.

 Bardsley, Marilyn. “Two Killers”. Crime Library

 Bardsley, Marilyn. “The ‘Hillside Strangler'”. Crime Library.  

 Bardsley, Marilyn. “A Witness”. Crime Library.  

 Bardsley, Marilyn. “Three More”. Crime Library

 Bachmann, Patrick (Writer/Producer) (1997). The Hillside Stranglers (television production). A&E Television. ^ King, Gary C. “The Hillside Strangler: Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi.” Investigation Discovery






















and of course Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Newspaperarchives, FamilySearch.org



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  • Erin Crowe

    The Detectives

    The detective in the front is Bob Grogan. My father and Frank Salerno are the two in the back. My father is the one closest to the camera in the back. Those murders haunted those detectives. They cared from day one. We had to live differently because La Crescenta is close to where we live and I lived there as a small child. Catching those two sick fiends was my father’s #1 goal.

    • hauntinghistorypodcast

      Hi Erin, I imagine it affected them! And probably you’re whole family. I will change the notes I put under the picture, what is your fathers name?

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