CA - Man arrested in 1973 cold case murder of Stanford graduate

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    I wonder how many other murders will be solved with this method. Hopefully, many!

    Edited to add - wonder if this guy ever killed anyone else. Seems like he might have known what he was doing (and might not have left DNA at other crime scenes/DNA may have been destroyed before testing was available, so the crimes couldn't be linked).
    MOO
     
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    John Arthur Getreu, 74, of Hayward, was held without bail at the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office’s Main Jail on suspicion of killing Leslie Marie Perlov four decades ago, according to the Mercury News.

    Getreu was arrested months after police submitted DNA samples from the Perlov case to Parabon NanoLabs, which uses DNA samples and genealogical mapping to produce a suspect profile and possible identity, the newspaper reported. The lab also collaborated with authorities to help identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer murder mystery earlier this year.
     
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    Wonderful news!!
     
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    Looks like he had an arraignment hearing yesterday.

    Sister of slain Stanford grad 'grateful' 1973 case solved

    Getreu did not enter a plea Monday and is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Main Jail, and is 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.
     
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    Monday, Dec. 17th:
    *Preliminary Hearing - 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. Held without bail.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs.
    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 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.
     
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    Hmm.... he doesn't seem to be in the Santa Clara court site... ??
     
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    But did find him in the Santa Clara jail site:

    First Name JOHN
    PFN AWM228
    Last Name GETREU
    CEN 18045128

    Booking Date
    11/20/2018
    Court Ap COURT CODE COURT DEPT DATE TIME
    1 43470 37 01/31/2019 01:30 PM


    link: Inmate Booking Information - OVR
     
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    Thursday, January 31st:
    *Preliminary 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.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs.
    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 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.
     
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    Thursday, March 28th:
    *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.
    DNA submitted to Parabon Nanolabs
    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 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.

     
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    Suspected serial killer is charged with a second Stanford University cold case murder | Daily Mail Online
     
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    San Mateo County charges:

    Charges
    Getreu, John Arthur
    Description Statute Level Date
    001 PC187(a)-FEL-Murder 187(a) Felony 03/25/1974
    001 PC1203(e)(3)-ENH-Special Allegation-GBI/Torture 1203(e)(3) Enhancement 03/25/1974
    001 PC1192.7(c)-ENH-Serious Felony 1192.7(c) Enhancement 03/25/1974
    001 PC667.5(c)-ENH-Special Allegation-Prior-Any Felony 667.5(c) Enhancement 03/25/1974


    Events and Hearings
    05/10/2019 Efiling - Initial
    05/10/2019 New Filed Case
    05/10/2019 Warrant issued
    05/10/2019 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964 / local rule
    Comment: 9.8 filed
    05/10/2019 Declaration in support of Criminal Complaint filed
    05/10/2019 Police Report ordered sealed per PC 964

    05/14/2019 Order for Return of Prisoner filed

    05/16/2019 Order for Return of Prisoner
    Judicial Officer: Reyna, Renee C.
    Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
    Result: Held
    Parties Present: Defendant: Getreu, John Arthur
    05/16/2019 Court orders warrant recalled
    05/16/2019 Private Defender Appointed
    05/16/2019 Stipulation for Court Commissioner to Act as Temporary Judge
    05/16/2019 Defendant waives the right to a hearing for probable cause
    Comment: for the arrest.
    05/16/2019 Non-case party present:
    Comment: S. Gallagher
    05/16/2019 Bail set at
    Comment" $10,000,000
    05/16/2019 Defendant ordered to return.
    05/16/2019 Advisement of Rights
    05/16/2019 Pretrial Services Report
    05/16/2019 Warrant Recalled
    05/16/2019 CLETS Recall Printout

    05/30/2019 Arraignment
    Judicial Officer: Southern In Custody Arraignment, -
    Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
    Comment: and Plea

    link: Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
     
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    Tuesday, May 21st:
    *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 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.

    CA – Janet 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. $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.
     
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    Omg do we know if he ever traveled to other states? Other deaths initially thought to be Bundy/Alcala might be linked to him. Do we know where he was in May 1977?
     
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    I know he lived abroad and in Ohio.
    Can anyone find a link to Utah or surrounding states?
    Can anyone find an email address for a defective?
    I don't have time right now but it's important.
    Thanks!
     

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