Carpenter, David

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Carpenter, David Gender: M
David Joseph Carpenter
born on 6 May 1930 at 21:16 (= 9:16 PM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Shaw, Victoria
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°55' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°56 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°37'

David Carpenter


American homicide, leaving the California parks in terror after a trail of rape, robbery and murder with victims shot and stabbed, a series of macabre murders. A clean cut white male, medium height and build, the son of a delivery truck driver, Carpenter was in the custody of prisons since 1960 when he was sentenced to 16 years for assaults on women dating back to the late '40s.

He was paroled in May 1970 and five months later again arrested for robbery and kidnapping. He was tried and found guilty of robbery and rape. In May 1979, he was released to a halfway house. Three months later, the murders began. Carpenter's m.o. was to stalk women in remote parks, those who appeared vulnerable. He would force them off the trail and then psychologically torture them before ritualistic murders.

By December 1980, he was sought for questioning in seven unsolved murders during the past 15 months in the area from Point Reyes National Seashore to Mt. Tamalpais, near San Francisco. Four bodies had been discovered on 11/29/1979 near Point Reyes Station, two so badly decomposed that they could not be identified. The other two had disappeared 24 hours before, found nude lying near to each other, shot to death. Their clothes were scattered nearby. There was no indication that the two women knew each other and they had been killed separately.

In August, 1979, he shot a hiker to death, Edda Kane, 44. The second victim was Barbara Schwartz, 23, who was stabbed to death in March 1980. The third, Anne Alderson, 26, was shot to death October 3rd. All three women lived in Marin county and had been hiking on Mt. Tamalpais. There was no evidence of sexual molestation. Further victims were missing on 10/13/1980, 12/28/1980, 3/29/1981 and 5/02/1981.

Carpenter was arrested 5/15/1981 while living with his parents. On 7/06/1984, he was convicted of first-degree murder on two counts.

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  • Crime : Trial dates 1970 (Found guilty of assault)
  • Crime : Trial dates October 1970 (Found guilty of robbery, rape)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration August 1979 (Killed a female hiker)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration October 1979 (Murdered a woman)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration March 1980 (Murdered a woman)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 13 October 1980 (Murdered a man)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 28 December 1980 (Murdered a man)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 29 March 1981 (Murdered a man)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 2 May 1981 (Murdered a man)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 6 July 1984 (Convicted on two counts of murder)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Vic Shaw

Paperback book "The Sleeping Lady."


  • Traits : Body : Race (White)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (Torture and ritualistic murder)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Left home late more than 30 (Living with his parents at 51)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Three years of victims)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Kidnapper
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Imprisoned)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Assaults)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Torturer/ Sadist (Ritual torture)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Robbery)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Serial killer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection