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John Getreu Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to Cold Case Murder of Leslie Perlov

John Getreu Admits to 1973 cold case murder of a young woman.

Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Press Release John Getreu Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to 1973 Stanford Hills Murder of Law Librarian

January 10, 2023, at 12:00 PM

For release on January 10, 2023

CONTACT:

Michel Amaral
Deputy District Attorney
Homicide Unit
(408) 808-3782

Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to 1973 Stanford Hills Murder of Law Librarian

Serial killer John Getreu pleaded guilty today for the murder of a Stanford Law librarian in 1973.

Getreu, was charged in 2018 after Santa Clara County DA criminalists matched DNA found under the fingernails of Leslie Perlov to the now 78-year-old man.

Getreu is believed to have committed a string of sexual assaults and at least three slayings, two part of a pattern in the 1970s commonly known as “The Stanford murders.” The man, who used to live near Stanford and once worked there, was found guilty in San Mateo of the March 1974 murder of 21-year-old Janet Taylor, the daughter of Chuck Taylor, the university’s football coach and athletic director.

After his sentencing on April 26, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in department 38, Getreu will spend the rest of his life in prison.

“Justice for Leslie Perlov and her loved ones took a very long time, but it is has arrived,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “This serial rapist and murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison.”

Last year alone, the Santa Clara County DA’s Cold Case Unit has helped solve five cold case murders and seven sexual assaults.

Perlov’s body was discovered in the hills that overlook the Stanford campus on February 16, 1973. A floral scarf was found tightly knotted around her neck and had been used as a ligature to strangle her to death.

San Mateo County DA’s Office successfully convicted Getreu in 2021 for the murder of Taylor.

 


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John Getreu Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to Cold Case Murder of Leslie Perlov

John Getreu Admits to 1973 cold case murder of a young woman.

Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Press Release John Getreu Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to 1973 Stanford Hills Murder of Law Librarian

January 10, 2023, at 12:00 PM

For release on January 10, 2023

CONTACT:

Michel Amaral
Deputy District Attorney
Homicide Unit
(408) 808-3782

Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to 1973 Stanford Hills Murder of Law Librarian

Serial killer John Getreu pleaded guilty today for the murder of a Stanford Law librarian in 1973.

Getreu, was charged in 2018 after Santa Clara County DA criminalists matched DNA found under the fingernails of Leslie Perlov to the now 78-year-old man.

Getreu is believed to have committed a string of sexual assaults and at least three slayings, two part of a pattern in the 1970s commonly known as “The Stanford murders.” The man, who used to live near Stanford and once worked there, was found guilty in San Mateo of the March 1974 murder of 21-year-old Janet Taylor, the daughter of Chuck Taylor, the university’s football coach and athletic director.

After his sentencing on April 26, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in department 38, Getreu will spend the rest of his life in prison.

“Justice for Leslie Perlov and her loved ones took a very long time, but it is has arrived,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “This serial rapist and murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison.”

Last year alone, the Santa Clara County DA’s Cold Case Unit has helped solve five cold case murders and seven sexual assaults.

Perlov’s body was discovered in the hills that overlook the Stanford campus on February 16, 1973. A floral scarf was found tightly knotted around her neck and had been used as a ligature to strangle her to death.

San Mateo County DA’s Office successfully convicted Getreu in 2021 for the murder of Taylor.

 


NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. Fugitive.com y fugitivewatch.com anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.

COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.


Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local businesses, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and death

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