Even the coldest-blooded killer was once a child.
Richard Trenton Chase started life without a hitch. Popular and well-liked, his future looked bright as the Cali sun… but those around knew nothing of the dark truths that he fostered. His parents’ marriage was rapidly falling apart, and soon he began to suffer from strange health problems. Rapidly declining, he decided there was only one solution…
… and that was blood.
Richard’s childhood fascination with death became a full-blown psychotic obsession, and the fear of losing his blood drove him to butcher and consume animals. In time, however, this wasn’t enough, and Richard turned to larger game.
The Vampire of Sacramento became one of California’s most notorious serial killers, and Chase’s crimes still haunt law enforcement to this day. But how did it happen? And could these crimes have somehow been prevented, sparing lives and untold sorrow?
Draw your own conclusions as the judge of this disturbed young mind. Was Richard Chase an evil soul or simply sick and lost?
CAUTION: True Crime Explicit is a series that contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to graphic content, it is advisable to avoid this series.