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See Also"...out of Santa Cruz one must expect to encounter many disagreeable things that one has entirely forgotten the existence of [while] in that delightful spot." --Eliza Farnham. California In-doors and Out, 1856.
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In 1973, with the discovery of four bodies in Henry Cowell State Park, then District Attorney Peter Chang mumbled a comment about "Murderville, USA." It was picked up by a reporter and went to wire service as "Murder Capital of the World." Santa Cruz was stuck with the nickname for ..." [More]

Excerpted from Serial Murders in Santa Cruz County by Sharon Yamanaka