“The Doodler”: Cartoonist as Serial Killer


San Francisco police released a new sketch Wednesday [February 6, 2019] showing what a serial killer who targeted gay men in the 1970s could look like now in hopes of getting a break in the cold case.

The killer was dubbed the ‘Doodler’ after he told a person who later became a victim and survived that he was a cartoonist.
Police said the attacker was doodling while he and the man talked at a late-night diner.


It’s one of several cold cases, particularly serial crimes, being re-examined after the capture last year of the notorious “Golden State Killer” through DNA analysis, McEachern said. Police have submitted DNA samples from some of the 1970s crime scenes in the Doodler case and were waiting for results from a lab.


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