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Episode 1

The Other Victims of Bill Bradford

April 1, 2019   Tags: , ,
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Bill Bradford’s MO was simple. He would find a pretty woman, tell her he was a photographer and offer to take pictures of her for free. He would then drive her out to the desert, take her photos and then rape and murder her. 

He was convicted of killing 21-year-old Shari Miller and 15-year-old Tracey Campbell. But when police searched his apartment, they found hundreds of photos of other females. They considered them all possible victims of rape or murder.

In 2006, Detective Bobby Taylor of the LASD released 54 photos to the public in an attempt to identify the women. He got ID’s on 39 of them. It is discovered that one of the women, shown in photo #28, was a murder victim. It was obvious Bill Bradford killed her.

There are 15 other women from Bradford’s stash of photos unaccounted for.

And there are at least three Jane Does found in the desert that he could have murdered.

Our job? Identify every one of them.
FACTS OF THE CASE

Time Period: Late 1960s to Early 1980s

Location: Southern California, but Bradford also spent time in Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan and Florida (He was arrested for sexual battery in November 1980 in Niceville, Fl. and faced charges of sexually assaulting his wife in Michigan in 1978.)

Number of victims: LA Sheriff’s believe he murdered at least 8-12 women. 

ASSIGNMENTS

For the photographs: Share the photos with friends and family members who were between 12 and 50 during the 1970s and 80s. Facebook is your best bet to reach them en masse. But a personal message is always best if you are comfortable with that. Reach out to those that lived in Los Angeles and Orange County, but also those that lived in the other states he spent time in (see above). We will post the photos individually on our facebook page, which you could share, but facebook’s algorithm dictates that it will be seen by more of your friends/family if you create your own post. You have permission to use any of these photos and information. 

For the Jane Does: We are actively seeking out the remains of the females to determine if DNA can be extracted to sequence the whole genome and perform a familial search in a public database. 

Why is this important? There are 40,000 unclaimed human remains searching for their names. There are more than 100,000 missing persons with families looking for answers.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not contact any family members.
3. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.

The original poster detective Bobby Taylor released to the public in 2006. Some of the photos were of the same woman. But 15 are still unidentified. We are going to zero in on four of them.

Click the images below for full-resolution:

RELATED LINKS

Other unidentified victims in California
Other unidentified victims in California 
Date Found January 19, 1974
Launch Website Date Found May 30, 1976
Location Found Nipton, California Launch Website
Date Found March 27, 1977
Location Found Highland, California
Launch Website
Date Found June 7, 1979
Location Found Rancho Cucamonga, California
Launch Website
If you recognize any of these women, you can also contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 1-800-618-6707.