Cherry City Confidential: 12 Murder Cases that Rocked Oregon's Capital City
Salem, Oregon: A nice place to raise your family.
At least that’s what people say.
A dozen murderers. 74 victims. Some of Oregon’s most brutal crimes have occurred in the Cherry City—but then, every town has its dark side, doesn’t it?
This book explores some of the area’s most sensational crimes, including serial killers, desperados, a filicide, a battered wife, a mass poisoning, and much more from 1902 through the 1980s.
Among the tales: Jerome Brudos who abducted and strangled. Richard Marquette who dismembered. William Scott Smith who strangled young women. Lawrence Moore who unloaded a gun in a crowded bar. Randall Woodfield who murdered up and down I-5. Otto Hooker who killed a prison superintendent. Richard Wampler who murdered the head of the Oregon State Police. And finally, the continuing mystery of who killed the head of the Department of Corrections, Michael Francke.