Police: Mass murderer John Linley Frazier hanged himself in prison

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

JOHN LINLEY FRAZIER, WITH HALF HIS HAIR, MOUSTACHE AND BEARD SHAVED OFF AS HE LEFT COURT AT NOON RECESS IN REDWOOD CITY ON DECEMBER 2, 1971.

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DC in DC

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Rest in Peace Dr and Mrs Ohta, Derek, Taggart, and Ms Cadwallader. God Bless you, Taura.
Just Joan

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Aug 19, 2009
 
And let's not forget Ms. Cadwalader's family.
he was my doctor

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Aug 19, 2009
 
glad the s.o.b. is out of here and burning somewhere, Dr. Ohta was my surgeon, to him and his family I remember and Dr. Ohta is the only reason I am not blind.
To Dr. Ohta, I have always remembered you
SC TAXPAYER

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#4
Aug 19, 2009
 
Which one of Becky Johnson's transients will be the next John Frazier? Just a matter of time...
An old friend

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Derek and I went to school together at the time of the murders I was eight years old at the time. As My mom picked me up from school on Green Street Derek was the last one sitting at the curb. I will never forger waving good bye to my friend and later that night finding out about the murders. May the Ohta and Cadwallader family's rest in peace, finally.
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#6
Aug 19, 2009
 
Frazier was damaged goods from the start. A friend lived with him in a foster home back in the 1960's. He broke into a gun cabinet, took a rifle, and killed the family dog. From there I think he went on to California Youth Authority and much worse deeds.
aliveandwell

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Aug 19, 2009
 
I met J.L. Frasier shortly before the murders. My child was in a stroller and he carried it up some stairs for me unasked. We were both visiting a couple who lived in Capitola Village.
A couple of years later I met Taura Ohta at her birthday party at Pajaro Dunes. At that time in S.C. there was a great deal of occultism, and as we know several serial killers. I decided to raise my child elsewhere.
Rita

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Aug 19, 2009
 
SC TAXPAYER wrote:
Which one of Becky Johnson's transients will be the next John Frazier? Just a matter of time...
Right, only the poor and homeless committ heinous acts. Have you been following the Phil Spector trial? OJ was innocent? Remember the DuPoint murders? the Ohta murders were sad enough and the fact that 2 suicides in the family followed, making it all the more tragic. Frazier? At what point did it change for him. We all start out as babies, hopfully in loving arms. For some, things go tragically wrong.
TZinU

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Truely a sad event for everyone involved.
God bless and watch over Lark.
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Aug 19, 2009
 
No, hanged is correct, not "hung." Unless, of course, you are talking about his genitals.
I was ten

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Aug 19, 2009
 
I was ten years old at the time. I spent hours on my living room floor staring at those boys faces in the sprawled out newspaper. Why did my mom let me do that? It was way too much to take in at such a young age.
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Aug 19, 2009
 
Rita wrote:
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Right, only the poor and homeless committ heinous acts. Have you been following the Phil Spector trial? OJ was innocent? Remember the DuPoint murders? the Ohta murders were sad enough and the fact that 2 suicides in the family followed, making it all the more tragic. Frazier? At what point did it change for him. We all start out as babies, hopfully in loving arms. For some, things go tragically wrong.
The difference is that Spector and OJ live in Beverly Hills and don't come to Santa Cruz to indulge in our transient outreach program. The fact is that there are murders every year committed by Santa Cruz transients including one notable murder at New Brighton campground during that deranged liberal experiment. My point is that Santa Cruz should not be catering to out of town transients. We simply do not have the resources and end up diluting our homeless service in our attempt to be everything to every homeless and transient. An Ohta like murder will be committed by a transient in Santa Cruz again, the only question is when.
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#21
Aug 19, 2009
 
It's Tara, not Taura, and she left a young daughter after her death.

I just don't get the sloppiness of some Sentinel writers. Squires had the ability to review all of the original stories of the SC murders. The Ohta's were targeted, Kemper's mother and her friend were targeted, and at least five of Mullin's victims knew their killer and were targeted in his madness. Mullin did not select all his victims at ramdom.
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Aug 19, 2009
 
aliveandwell wrote:
At that time in S.C. there was a great deal of occultism, and as we know several serial killers. I decided to raise my child elsewhere.
Wise move.
The Shadow

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#24
Aug 19, 2009
 
One down, two to go. And may their victim's families finally know "closure".
John Holmes

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Aug 19, 2009
 
mrj wrote:
Hanged should be hung
glad to know we have such educated journalists providing us with our daily news.
If I'm hanged what's the point of being hung.
Michelle Goodrich

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Aug 19, 2009
 
An old friend wrote:
Derek and I went to school together at the time of the murders I was eight years old at the time. As My mom picked me up from school on Green Street Derek was the last one sitting at the curb. I will never forger waving good bye to my friend and later that night finding out about the murders. May the Ohta and Cadwallader family's rest in peace, finally.
Thank you for remembering both families. Michelle Goodrich
Michelle Goodrich

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Just Joan wrote:
And let's not forget Ms. Cadwalader's family.
Thanks for thinking of us. We lost a wonderful mother, sister, wife, daughter, my aunt and friend. My cousin has lived most of her life without her mother. Michelle Goodrich
Melinda Cadwallader

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Just Joan wrote:
And let's not forget Ms. Cadwalader's family.
Thank you... from the daughter of Dorothy Cadwallader. Melinda
Melinda Cadwallader

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Aug 19, 2009
 
TZinU wrote:
Truely a sad event for everyone involved.
God bless and watch over Lark.
I love Lark, but she isn't the only survivor!!!!

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