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Infamous ‘Sunset Strip killer’ who terrorised city with beheadings finally dies in prison

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Douglas Clark – one half of the notorious ‘Sundown Strip Killers’ – has died aged 75 (Picture: California Division of Corrections and rehabilitation)

One-half of the notorious “Sundown Strip Killers”, who terrorized Los Angeles by dismembering and decapitating a number of younger girls, has died in jail.

Douglas Clark, 75, who had been housed on the San Quentin Rehabilitation Middle, died of pure causes.

The Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation stated in a press release on Wednesday: “At 3:39 pm, Douglas Daniel Clark was pronounced deceased from pure causes at an outdoor medical facility.

“The Marin Coroner’s Workplace will decide his official explanation for loss of life.”

Clark was an notorious and necrophile who rampaged by the LA space in 1980 by attacking younger and weak girls.


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Douglas Clark sits in a Los Angeles Courtroom on February 15, 1983 (Picture: Roger Vargo/Los Angeles Every day information by way of AP)

From June till August 1980, Clark and his confederate Carol Bundy (no relation to serial killer Ted Bundy) would goal runaways and prostitutes.

Each had been charged and located responsible. Clark was sentenced to loss of life in 1983, however California has not executed a prisoner in almost 20 years. Bundy was sentenced to life with out parole.

The murderous pair focused younger women as younger as 15 years previous and people they thought of to be weak and dejected,

That they had an “intense sadomasochistic relationship” that noticed Clark typically carry again intercourse staff to the couple’s condominium for threesomes.

Their heinous crimes started to escalate after Clark took an curiosity in an 11-year-old neighbor. Bundy helped to lure the teen into their dwelling to pose for pornographic images.


All through their murderous rampage, the couple are believed to have killed seven individuals, probably extra who had been both not found or recognized.

However their brutal spree got here to an finish when Bundy confessed to coworkers and police about her crimes whereas additionally implicating confederate Clark within the course of.

Clark was convicted of first-degree homicide, mutilation/sexual contact with human stays, tried first-degree homicide, and mayhem. He was sentenced to loss of life in 1983.

Bundy, who was sentenced to life in jail with out parole, died aged 61 in December 2003 whereas in jail on the Central California Ladies’s Facility.

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