The night air outside the Martin family's Ashmount Avenue home in the city's upscale Crocker Highlands district was chilly. But the scene inside the house was far colder.

Betty Martin, 43, and her daughter Carolyn, 18, had been hog-tied and strangled and were left facedown on the living room of their home, their bodies posed in a vulgar fashion. Carolyn had been raped.

It was Jan. 22, 1964 when 16-year-old Susan Martin found the bodies of her mother and sister after returning home from song-girl practice at Oakland High. Frank Martin, a prominent osteopath, learned about their deaths when he got home from work.
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