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Kym

Henderson, NC

#1 Sep 30, 2007
Does anyone remember the murder of two kids, ages 13 and 14 in July 1977? One was Russell Goudy Jr. He was found naked with cigarette burns.
chris

Lytle Creek, CA

#2 Oct 15, 2007
Kym wrote:
Does anyone remember the murder of two kids, ages 13 and 14 in July 1977? One was Russell Goudy Jr. He was found naked with cigarette burns.
I used to go to school with one of the victims, Russell Goudy.I remember the tragedy, as we all used to hitch hike to the beach. he was a good guy.
I researched the killings and have come up empty handed. William Bonin who killed Thomas Lundgren wasn't paroled from Attascadero until 1978. Russell was killed in July of 1977. Lundgren was killed in 1979 though I find some reports that he was killed in 1977. The other supects at the time, The hillside stranglers and James Alcala killed only women and girls.
send me a message if you like: [email protected], chris
Sherry E

Pico Rivera, CA

#3 Dec 5, 2007
Kym wrote:
Does anyone remember the murder of two kids, ages 13 and 14 in July 1977? One was Russell Goudy Jr. He was found naked with cigarette burns.
Kym- Russell was my cousin through marriage and as far as I know his case has not been solved. Russell was alone the day he was kidnapped. I was about the same age he was at the time it happened
it has haunted me through out the years. What I recently found was 1 of I believe 2 articles written about the story back in 1977. The whittier daily News evening edition dated Aug. 20th front page. It paints a picture of blame on Russell when some Phycho was out there. They did however list a phone number of the Detectives who where at the time handling the investigation. I wrote to every crime show on TV trying to have someone look into the details of this case with their resources but not one of them ever got in touch with me. Russell was torched and killed the way no one ever should have to and I think that is why I will continue trying to find out if his killer or killers have been or will be brought to justice. My regular e-mail is [email protected]
Sherry E

Pico Rivera, CA

#4 Dec 5, 2007
How did you know about the ciggarette burns that fact was not written in the papers?
Robin S

Newman, CA

#5 Jul 17, 2008
Sherry E wrote:
How did you know about the ciggarette burns that fact was not written in the papers?
I remember this like it was yesterday, how could something so terrible happen in our little town. I went to school with Russell, my mother new his mother through work. I also knew about the ciggarette burns, It was in the paper.
Lisa

Metairie, LA

#6 Jul 18, 2008
anything new??
todd

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jul 24, 2008
I remember him as a small guy with blond hair, I went to los altos too and have thought about him over the years, never really spoke to him but I do remember seeing him around. sick world, I hope they caught....or catch the monster or monsters who did this.
Christine

Perris, CA

#8 Aug 22, 2008
Russell was my uncle, and the case has never been officially solved.

About 3 years after Russell's death, they caught William Bonen and they have always associated him with Russell's death. He was convicted of the death of 14 boys that all resembled my uncle, but not actually of Russell.

The Detective on the case was a friend of the family. the detective felt that the MO was just like Bonen. Bonen was caught with an accomplice. The family has always just accepted that Bonen or his accomplice was the killer, he was hung in prison.

While I must admit that I am incredibly curious, and would love to have more information, I was born just after the murder and I have always felt very connected to him, I don't believe my family feels the same way.

On behalf of my mother, aunts, and my grandparents, I don't believe they would be interested in re-opening the case, and I request they not be contacted concerning this, the wounds are still too sensitive.

If you do have any more questions or information, please contact me, and I will do what I can to help.

[email protected]
Christine

Perris, CA

#9 Aug 22, 2008
Also,

Someone did once approach my mother and tell her that they knew who killed russell, but was sworn to secrecy. I don't know what kind of person would do such a thing, but it does make me think that it could have been someone else. Or else the woman who said that was just a horrible person.
John K

Eugene, OR

#10 Nov 17, 2008
Hi, I found this site by accident. Speaking about Bonin, I went to school with Tommy Lundgren, and wondering if anyone else attended sutter junior high in the san fernando valley in 78,79,80?
John K

Eugene, OR

#11 Nov 19, 2008
Did Russell go to sutter junior high? Please email me if you have any questions, or would like more information.Its been almost 30 years, and I think about Tommy quite often.
[email protected]
gregg

Grass Valley, CA

#12 Jun 25, 2010
This has haunted me as well - we were so young and Pink Floyd Animals was a popular song.. to this day I think of Russell every time I hear it. I was in the class of 78, and we all skated n surfed as Russell did.
I always felt so sorry for his sisters who went to school with us and names I won't post here. I hope they have found peace with all this and still feel bad about not having the words to express my sorrow to them back in school. Christine, I assume you are the daughter of the older of the girls. Please pass my thoughts on to both of them and know though they were much closer to this event, but its with us all...

[email protected]
elizabeth orbin

Temecula, CA

#13 Oct 30, 2010
John K wrote:
Hi, I found this site by accident. Speaking about Bonin, I went to school with Tommy Lundgren, and wondering if anyone else attended sutter junior high in the san fernando valley in 78,79,80?
I went to school with Tommy also, I used to walk home with him, I remember he had a broken arm at the time of his death.
icbm

Tempe, AZ

#14 Feb 12, 2011
Christine,

I went to school with Russell. I have tried to find info on who could have done this as well. My theory is that William Bonin, though incarcerated at the time, had an earlier accomplice than previously known. This accomplice probably was the perp.

Just a theory but it's the only one that makes sense to me. Randy Kraft had a different MO.
Vernon Butts is a possibility but we don't have any info on him prior to 1979.
Christine

Valencia, CA

#15 Nov 9, 2011
Gregg, thank you so much for sharing your memories! I enjoyed getting to see him through your memories.

icbm - I had to stop looking in to it, all the information was just too horrifying to imagine happening to anyone. I'm so shocked by how many serial killers were around back then, people always talk about "the good ol' days". There will always be a part of me that wants answers, but I know it won't be me that goes looking for them.

If you have any good memories, I'd love to hear them! I don't check these sites often, please email me. Thank you!
Benny A

United States

#16 Feb 3, 2012
Kym wrote:
Does anyone remember the murder of two kids, ages 13 and 14 in July 1977? One was Russell Goudy Jr. He was found naked with cigarette burns.
Yes, I remember Russel Goudy,
He was in my P.E class, at Los Alto's high school in Hac,Heights CA
a little blond surfer boy, a real good kid, he was well liked buy everyone that new or didn't know him...His sister looked so much like her brother, she worked at McDonalds, I felt so bad for her, to lose such a great Brother...I was 17, at the time of his murder.
I remember watcing the news (eyewintness ) and was shocked to see them show Russell nude on the news like that, or at least a sideview of him nude...I just remember them saying that he was hitching a ride from Hunington Beach ca, when he was last seen getting a ride with someone,and then he was strangled to death, and dumped to the side of the road... I will never forget Russell Goudy...Its funny, but 33 years later I can still remember Russell, and his sister, just goes to show U, only the good die young...hope this gives U some answers..
Eat Large Hunkers

Covina, CA

#17 Feb 4, 2012
ELH has out done themselves again!

Ooop's.

You missed a spot, do you need a napkin?

No! it's just fine.
Marc Beauregard

Anaheim, CA

#18 May 30, 2012
I remember Russell from Newton Jr High as well as our Freshman year in Los Altos I do remember that Summer and that some of the police investigation centered around a possible interaction with someone that picked Russell and another friend near the Hacienda Car Wash on Gale Ave. I am not sure if it was hear say or????? But Russell and this other Friend was picked up Hitchhicking to Hunington Beach by a male that tried to
touch Russell whcih cuased Russell and his Freind to beat the driver down using their Skateboard. This if I remember right was almost near the end of the School year cause I think I remember Russell Talking about this before Summer Break. Police wanted to talk to the driver but I am not sure If they were ever able to locate this unkonwn driver? Think about Russell the Mussel still to this day when I drive around the Heights
Sorchiaz

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jul 25, 2012
I beleive that Randy Kraft is a suspect in Russell's murder. He killed a lot of young men in OC during this time period. Sick #%$*
chris wrote:
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I researched the killings and have come up empty handed. William Bonin who killed Thomas Lundgren wasn't paroled from Attascadero until 1978. Russell was killed in July of 1977. Lundgren was killed in 1979 though I find some reports that he was killed in 1977. The other supects at the time, The hillside stranglers and James Alcala killed only women and girls.
send me a message if you like: [email protected], chris
Sorchiaz

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jul 25, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Steven_Kra...
The reason I remember this as the police got on the bus to HB and asked if anyone had seen him get off the bus a few days before, many of us had, when I saw this guyb arrested a few years later I too was suspicious that he was the guy basically because the sick bastard liked to burn victims with cigarettes and lighters...

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