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Found Deceased CA - Leslie Marie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 13 Feb 1973 *ARREST*

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  1. Earth

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    Where on Earth was this guy for 45 years?

    Also, it might just be because of the dates and locations of his victims, but I started to get a chill down my spine and wondered if he might possible be the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer, or at the very least committed some of them. If there is usable DNA, could it perhaps be compared?

    I really hope that this discovery will lead to closing several more cases. But we need more than hope.
     
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    "What pushed John A. Getreu’s to murder? With Getreu now tied to two slayings, in 1973 and 1974, California authorities are reconstructing his backstory. Getreu, 74, attracted no police attention between 1975 and 2018. But there’s a good chance he might’ve committed crimes between those years, says Rick Jackson, a retired Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective who now serves as a cold case investigator with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

    “It’s hard to rein in that impulse if you’re enjoying what you’re doing,” says Jackson, whose work helped lead to charges filed this month against Getreu in one of the ’70s murders. “And he enjoyed what he was doing.”

    But why did he enjoy what he was doing? Jackson says police don’t yet know. That’s why they’re looking beyond California and the ’70s cases.

    They’re even going back toward 1963, when Getreu murdered the 15-year-old of a U.S. Army chaplain an American military base in Germany. As told in this space days ago, that victim was the sister of the current pastor of a church in Sunnyland. Investigators are looking at that case and the ’70s slayings to seek a common motive, as a way to perhaps find similarities with other unsolved homicides."


    Luciano: Does Journal Star caller have insight to possible serial killer?
     
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    Behind the Headlines

    On the trail of a killer
    Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the cases against John Arthur Getreu, 74, a convicted killer and rapist who is charged with two murders of young women on Stanford University land in the 1970s. They also highlight DNA advances that allowed detectives to solve the cold-case crimes and reactions to his arrest from the brother of one of his victims and a survivor of one of his crimes.

    On the trail of a killer | Behind the Headlines

    This is a podcast.
     
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    Monday, July 15th:
    *Plea Hearing (@ 1:30pm PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) arrested (11/20/18) & charged (11/21/18) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. No plea entered yet. Held without bail. Santa Clara County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Getreu eluded detection for over four decades, even after he was convicted of raping an underage girl in Palo Alto in 1975, long before criminal DNA collection was instituted. In 1964, an 18-year-old Getreu was convicted of raping & killing a 16-year-old girl in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, where his father, a U.S. Army sergeant major, was stationed. The victim was the daughter of an Army chaplain also stationed there. He was tried as a juvenile & eventually returned to the United States after serving a short sentence.

    11/26/18 Update: Getreu did not enter a plea & is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Scheduled to return to court Dec. 17. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, but could be eligible for parole, however unlikely that might be, after seven years because he would be subject to 1973 sentencing guidelines.
    1/2/19 Update: Next hearing on 1/31/19. 1/31/19 Update: Plea hearing on 3/28. 3/29/19: Plea hearing rescheduled for 5/21.
    5/21/19 Update: Plea hearing continued to 7/15.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) charged (5/10/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10K bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    5/10/19 Update: Charged with murder in Janet Taylor’s case, San Mateo County. Arraignment & plea hearing set for 5/30. 5/30/19: Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause. Ordered to appear on 6/14 for arraignment & plea. 6/14/19: Plead not guilty. Next preliminary hearing on 11/4/19.
     
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    Hearing Dates:
    Department 37 Hearing: Plea 10/7/2019 9:00AM

    Department 37 Hearing: Motion hearings 8/23/2019 1:30PM

    Department 37 Hearing: Motion hearings 8/20/2019 1:30PM

    Department 37 Hearing: Motion hearings 8/19/2019 1:30PM

    Department 37 Hearing: Plea 7/15/2019 1:30PM Held

    link: Public Portal - Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
     
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    Monday, August 19th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 1:30pm PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) arrested (11/20/18), charged (11/21/18) & arraigned (11/26/18) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. No plea entered yet. Held without bail. Santa Clara County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Getreu eluded detection for over four decades, even after he was convicted of raping an underage girl in Palo Alto in 1975, long before criminal DNA collection was instituted. In 1964, an 18-year-old Getreu was convicted of raping & killing a 16-year-old girl in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, where his father, a U.S. Army sergeant major, was stationed. The victim was the daughter of an Army chaplain also stationed there. He was tried as a juvenile & eventually returned to the United States after serving a short sentence.

    11/26/18 Update: Getreu did not enter a plea & is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Scheduled to return to court Dec. 17. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, but could be eligible for parole, however unlikely that might be, after seven years because he would be subject to 1973 sentencing guidelines.
    1/2/19 Update: Next hearing on 1/31/19. 1/31/19 Update: Plea hearing on 3/28. 3/29/19: Plea hearing rescheduled for 5/21.
    5/21/19 Update: Plea hearing continued to 7/15. 7/15/19 Update: Next are all motion hearings on 8/19, 8/20 & 8/23. Another Plea hearing on 10/7.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) charged (5/10/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    5/10/19 Update: Charged with murder in Janet Taylor’s case, San Mateo County. Arraignment & plea hearing set for 5/30. 5/30/19: Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause. Ordered to appear on 6/14 for arraignment & plea. 6/14/19: Plead not guilty. Waived time for preliminary hearing. Next preliminary hearing on 11/4/19 estimated for 2 days.
     
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    Tuesday, August 20th:
    *Motions Hearing Continued (@ 1:30pm PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) arrested (11/20/18), charged (11/21/18) & arraigned (11/26/18) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. No plea entered yet. Held without bail.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Information & court hearings from 11/26/18 to 5/21/19 reference post #28 here:
    Found Deceased - CA - Leslie Marie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 13 Feb 1973 *ARREST*

    7/15/19 Update: Next are all motion hearings on 8/19, 8/20 & 8/23. Another Plea hearing on 10/7.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) charged (5/10/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    5/10/19 Update: Charged with murder in Janet Taylor’s case, San Mateo County. Arraignment & plea hearing set for 5/30. 5/30/19: Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause. Ordered to appear on 6/14 for arraignment & plea. 6/14/19: Plead not guilty. Waived time for preliminary hearing. Next preliminary hearing on 11/4/19 estimated for 2 days.
     
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    Friday, August 23rd:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 1:30pm PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) arrested (11/20/18), charged (11/21/18) & arraigned (11/26/18) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. No plea entered yet. Held without bail. Santa Clara County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Information & court hearings from 11/26/18 to 5/21/19 reference post #28 here:
    Found Deceased - CA - Leslie Marie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 13 Feb 1973 *ARREST*

    7/15/19 Update: Next are all motion hearings on 8/19, 8/20 & 8/23. Another Plea hearing on 10/7.
    8/20/19 Update: Next motions hearing on 8/23.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) charged (5/10/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    5/10/19 Update: Charged with murder in Janet Taylor’s case, San Mateo County. Arraignment & plea hearing set for 5/30. 5/30/19: Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause. Ordered to appear on 6/14 for arraignment & plea. 6/14/19: Plead not guilty. Waived time for preliminary hearing. Next preliminary hearing on 11/4/19 estimated for 2 days.
     
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    I see a couple of things about his past criminal record. He served something less than six years for the 1965 rape and murder. (Possibly much less.)

    And, he served one month, (the other five months suspended), for the 1975 rape. He was convicted of statutory rape—I wonder if that’s the whole story, or whether it was the result of a plea bargain.
     
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    Notice these 2 sentences: less than 6 years for 1965 rape and murder(???) and one month (???) for 1975....
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    Monday, October 7th:
    *Plea Hearing (@ 9am PT) - CA – Leslie Marie Perlov (21) (last seen Feb. 13, 1973, Palo Alto; found Feb. 16, 1973) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) arrested (11/20/18), charged (11/21/18) & arraigned (11/26/18) with 1st degree murder during the commission of attempted rape. No plea entered yet. Held without bail. Santa Clara County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    Information & court hearings from 11/26/18 to 5/21/19 reference post #28 here:
    Found Deceased - CA - Leslie Marie Perlov, 20, Palo Alto, 13 Feb 1973 *ARREST*

    7/15/19 Update: Next are all motion hearings on 8/19, 8/20 & 8/23. Another Plea hearing on 10/7.
    8/20/19 Update: Next motions hearing on 8/23. 8/23/19: Next Plea hearing on 10/7.

    CA – Janet Ann Taylor (21) (March 24, 1974, from La Honda; found March 25, 1974 in Stanford, Palo Alto) - *John Arthur Getreu (74/29 @ time of crime) charged (5/10/19) with 1 count of felony murder, enhanced GBI/torture, enhanced serious felony & enhanced special allegation prior acts. Plead not guilty. $10M bond. San Mateo County
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs-match
    5/10/19 Update: Charged with murder in Janet Taylor’s case, San Mateo County. Arraignment & plea hearing set for 5/30. 5/30/19: Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause. Ordered to appear on 6/14 for arraignment & plea. 6/14/19: Plead not guilty. Waived time for preliminary hearing. Next preliminary hearing on 11/4/19 estimated for 2 days.
     
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