She seemed like a nice landlady. Then seven bodies showed up in the yard

Posted on April 20, 2021 9:34 pm

A new documentary explores how notorious California serial killer Dorothea Puente spent four days on the run after cops discovered seven bodies buried in the backyard of her boarding house.

The grandmother - who was accused of murdering nine people but was convicted of killing three - never confessed to her crimes before her 2011 death behind bars.

Back in November 1988, a tip-off about a missing man led cops to Puente’s home in Sacramento before they uncovered the horrors hidden beneath the home.

The seemingly-sweet granny, who was aged 59 at the time, leased rooms in her large Victorian house to tenants - many of whom were disabled and sick.

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