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    CA - Arlis Perry, 19, Stanford, 12 October 1974

    Does anyone have any other info than "Ultimate Evil" or William Ramsey's paper? Did authorities try to match the palm print on the candle to Bill Metzner?

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    Some facts from MSM so readers understand the subject of this thread.


    Murder at Memorial Church remains unsolved 40 years later
    Forty years ago this weekend, 19-year-old Arlis Perry's body was found in Memorial Church. The murder still has not been solved.
    Murder at Memorial Church remains unsolved 40 years later
    October 10, 2014 Caleb Smith

    In the late afternoon sun of October, Memorial Church is a quiet place. The sun percolates through the bright stained glass windows, engulfing the building from the tiles to the rafters in serenity and silence. It seems almost impossible that one of the worst crimes in Stanford history took place within its stone walls 40 years ago.

    On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 13, 1974, security guard Steve Crawford opened the door to the church at approximately 5:45 a.m. and discovered the body of Arlis Perry at the rear of Memorial Church’s east transept, near the altar (“Stanford student’s wife found slain in church,” Oct. 14, 1974).

    Investigators determined that Arlis, 19, the wife of then-sophomore Bruce Perry, died by a blow from an ice pick to the back of the head. Found nude from the waist down, she had been molested with a three-foot candlestick. Another candlestick had been pushed up her blouse. She had also been beaten.
    Devils in the Heartland: The ritualistic killing of Arlis Perry
    By Kristen Grace / June 25, 2012

    [...]
    Arlis, whose maiden name was Dykema, was a devoted Christian who was involved in many school activities and organizations while attending Bismarck High School, where she met her future husband Bruce Perry. Brad King, a Bismarck dentist who was a classmate of Arlis and Bruce, recalls their romance as being a prime example of “young love.”

    After she attended what was then called Bismarck Junior College for a year, Arlis married Bruce in August 1974 prior to moving to Palo Alto, where Bruce was already an undergraduate student. By Oct. 1 of that year, Arlis landed a job as a receptionist at a law firm called Spaeth, Blase, Valentine and Klein.

    It was at the law firm’s office where she was visited by a mystery guest the day before she was killed, an appearance that continues to puzzle those who attempted to solve the crime.

    Witnesses described this person as a man in his early 20s who was five-foot-10-inches tall. He wore jeans, a plaid shirt and had blond, curly hair of normal length. Co-workers reported that Perry seemed upset by the visitor, who they thought was her husband. However, the identity of the visitor remains unknown today, and may be an important clue in the murder mystery.

    On the night of Oct. 12, 1974, a Saturday, Arlis and Bruce were walking out to mail a letter and got into an argument about air pressure in their car’s tires, according to sheriff’s reports. Arlis went off by herself around 11:50 p.m. to pray at Stanford Memorial Church. That was the last time Bruce saw Arlis alive.

    Around 3 a.m. the next morning, Bruce called campus security after Arlis failed to return home. Shortly before dawn, her body was found partially hidden under the pews where she was had been praying. She had been choked, beaten and sexually assaulted. Detectives found semen at the scene, and retrieved a partial handprint from a candle that was used in the assault.
    - See more at: http://www.greatplainsexaminer.com/2....dpMl228u.dpuf

    full length article at the link
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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    Some facts from MSM so readers understand the subject of this thread.


    Murder at Memorial Church remains unsolved 40 years later
    Forty years ago this weekend, 19-year-old Arlis Perry's body was found in Memorial Church. The murder still has not been solved.
    Murder at Memorial Church remains unsolved 40 years later
    October 10, 2014 Caleb Smith

    In the late afternoon sun of October, Memorial Church is a quiet place. The sun percolates through the bright stained glass windows, engulfing the building from the tiles to the rafters in serenity and silence. It seems almost impossible that one of the worst crimes in Stanford history took place within its stone walls 40 years ago.

    On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 13, 1974, security guard Steve Crawford opened the door to the church at approximately 5:45 a.m. and discovered the body of Arlis Perry at the rear of Memorial Church’s east transept, near the altar (“Stanford student’s wife found slain in church,” Oct. 14, 1974).

    Investigators determined that Arlis, 19, the wife of then-sophomore Bruce Perry, died by a blow from an ice pick to the back of the head. Found nude from the waist down, she had been molested with a three-foot candlestick. Another candlestick had been pushed up her blouse. She had also been beaten.
    Devils in the Heartland: The ritualistic killing of Arlis Perry
    By Kristen Grace / June 25, 2012

    [...]
    Arlis, whose maiden name was Dykema, was a devoted Christian who was involved in many school activities and organizations while attending Bismarck High School, where she met her future husband Bruce Perry. Brad King, a Bismarck dentist who was a classmate of Arlis and Bruce, recalls their romance as being a prime example of “young love.”

    After she attended what was then called Bismarck Junior College for a year, Arlis married Bruce in August 1974 prior to moving to Palo Alto, where Bruce was already an undergraduate student. By Oct. 1 of that year, Arlis landed a job as a receptionist at a law firm called Spaeth, Blase, Valentine and Klein.

    It was at the law firm’s office where she was visited by a mystery guest the day before she was killed, an appearance that continues to puzzle those who attempted to solve the crime.

    Witnesses described this person as a man in his early 20s who was five-foot-10-inches tall. He wore jeans, a plaid shirt and had blond, curly hair of normal length. Co-workers reported that Perry seemed upset by the visitor, who they thought was her husband. However, the identity of the visitor remains unknown today, and may be an important clue in the murder mystery.

    On the night of Oct. 12, 1974, a Saturday, Arlis and Bruce were walking out to mail a letter and got into an argument about air pressure in their car’s tires, according to sheriff’s reports. Arlis went off by herself around 11:50 p.m. to pray at Stanford Memorial Church. That was the last time Bruce saw Arlis alive.

    Around 3 a.m. the next morning, Bruce called campus security after Arlis failed to return home. Shortly before dawn, her body was found partially hidden under the pews where she was had been praying. She had been choked, beaten and sexually assaulted. Detectives found semen at the scene, and retrieved a partial handprint from a candle that was used in the assault.
    - See more at: http://www.greatplainsexaminer.com/2....dpMl228u.dpuf

    full length article at the link

    I knew all of that, I was just wondering if there were ever any new developments in the case. It seems all the articles I read borrows from each other.

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    Maury Terry's book, The Ultimate Evil links this murder to the Son of Sam killings in NYC in the 1970's.

    The books makes a strong case that David Berkowitz did not act alone but its credibility is undermined because Terry attempts to link other crimes whose ties are speculative at best.

    If Arlis Perry's murder was connected to Son of Sam, it would be connected to some Cult that operated in Bismarck but Terry couldn't really settle the issue.

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    I wish Berkowitz would speak already. He knows who murdered her. He knows the names of the other SOS killers, but says he's afraid for his living family memebers' lives and his own. And he knows he sounds like a hypocrite.. but that just shows you how threatening this group STILL is. If you catch my drift.

    And as of last year, Maury Terry IS working on a new book with a LOT more info that he's had to hold back from his previous editions and also new revelations. I am asking around but it seems no one knows more than that. I have no way of contacting him. I wish I did.

    Now, my theories on Arlis Perry:
    I thnk the key is the story/rumor that she and a female friend went across from Bismark to Mandan to try to convert cult members to Christianity. From there she was "Hunted, Stalked and Slain."
    WHO was that other female? When detectives asked around, no one seemed to know. So I see three possibilities:
    1. This never happened and was in fact merely a rumor. (Who started it and why?)
    2. People know who it is, and are afraid for her so are not speaking. Probably a member of Young Life.
    3. This female was actually a plant from Mandan to lure her to Mandan. This reminds me of how killers would use these types of guises to lure people away from safe places. But whatever happened, she made it back home safely... so it seems. But we have to remember, Arlis was very secretive at times. If she thought something would upset you, she would keep it to herself (I mean personal problems.) Because she could also be very in-your-face with her faith and that would set certain persons off.


    ----added:
    In subsequent conversations and correspondence, Berkowitz alleged that Perry was killed by Four Pi members as "a favor" to cultists in her hometown Bismarck, North Dakota, whom she had apparently offended in some way. Her slayer was named by Berkowitz as "Manson II," a professional killer "involved with the original Manson and the cult there in L.A."
    from: http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/A/4PI.php

    Manon 2 is allegedly Phil Benson (sp?)
    Last edited by TheyDontSee; 03-11-2015 at 10:50 PM. Reason: additional info

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    Hello, I am new to WS, and just wanted to post that Mr. Terry's book was want turned me on to the whole true crime genre. Reading about the Arlis case and the whole SOS killings really creeped me out.

    Sorry for bumping an old thread, but thought I might add that Mr. Terry passed away on Dec. 2015. So not sure if we will ever see an updated book or new material released.



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