California police charge suspect in infamous four-decade old ‘Gypsy Hill murders’


Rodney Halblower

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SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. — Nearly 40 years after the infamous “Gypsy Hill muders,” California investigators said Thursday they have the man behind at least two of the five killings.

According to Fox News, police in San Mateo County announced murder charges against Rodney Halblower, 66, in connection with the 1976 killings of Paula Baxter, 17, and Veronica Anne Cascio, 18.

Halblower was already serving time in Oregon State Prison on an unrelated charge of attempted murder.

Investigators linked Halblower to the murders of Baxter and Cascio by using DNA evidence.

The five murders known as the “Gypsy Hill murders” occurred between January and April of 1976 and took their name from their proximity to Gypsy Hill Road in Pacifica.

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