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Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

Original post made on Sep 15, 2021

After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University property nearly 50 years ago.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 5:05 PM

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Posted by JonnyK
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 15, 2021 at 8:53 am

JonnyK is a registered user.

The murders of Janet Taylor and Leslie Perlov have haunted me since childhood, as well as the Arlis Perry murder inside Stanford Memorial Church. They all happened when I was in 6th grade. Leslie was found right off of Old La Honda Rd. in an area that I spent a lot of time in while growing up. And with the killer on the loose, you couldn't help but feel uneasy being up there, especially if you were by yourself. It took a very long time for these cases to be resolved - Getreu will likely be prosecuted for Perlov's murder next and the nightwatchman who killed Arlis committed suicide. Glad we all got some closure, the families of course, and any who were affected by these horrific crimes.


Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 16, 2021 at 10:04 am

Anneke is a registered user.

I have become interested in the disappearance of Ylva (pronounced Eel-vah) Annika Hagner, a 42-year old Swedish woman who went missing on October 14, 1996 from Belmont, CA.

She lived in Palo Alto, and was pursuing a master's degree in Liberal Arts at Stanford University at the time she vanished.

Is there a chance John Getreu, this horrible man, might have been involved in her case?


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