Unidentified Victim of “Happy Face Killer” Close to Breakthrough in Identifying Her, Seeking Public’s Help

LOS ANGELES, CA – After over 30 years, Riverside County investigators are on the verge of identifying a woman who was brutally murdered by the notorious “Happy Face Killer.” The serial killer, Keith Hunter Jesperson, admitted to killing the woman in the early 1990s but her identity remains a mystery. The Riverside County district attorney’s … Read more

Victim Named ‘Claudia’ of Serial Killer ‘Happy Face’ in Need of Identification, Investigators Get Closer

Investigators in Riverside County, California, have made significant progress in identifying the last unknown victim of the infamous “Happy Face” serial killer. The killer, Keith Hunter Jesperson, confessed to murdering at least eight women in different states. One victim, known as “Claudia,” was murdered during a hitchhiking trip from Victorville to Los Angeles, with her … Read more

“Identify” Riverside, Calif. Officials Seek Name of Victim Killed by Happy Face Killer

Riverside, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Riverside County, California are seeking the public’s help in solving a 32-year-old mystery surrounding the identity of a woman killed by convicted serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson. The victim, known as “Claudia,” remains the only unidentified victim of Jesperson, also known as the “Happy Face Killer.” Riverside County officials … Read more

“Happy Face Killer” Serving Three Consecutive Life Sentences in Prison at Oregon State Penitentiary – Confesses to Murder Leading to Wrongful Conviction and Deadly Rampage

SALEM, OREGON – Keith Jesperson, also known as the Happy Face Killer, is a notorious serial killer who terrorized the United States in the early 1990s. His chilling crimes left a trail of horror and heartbreak in their wake. Jesperson, a long-haul truck driver and divorced father of three, claimed the lives of at least … Read more

Happy Face Killer: The Chilling Confession and Conviction that Led to Wrongful Imprisonment for Decades

PORTLAND, OREGON – Keith Jesperson, also known as the Happy Face Killer, is a convicted serial killer responsible for the murders of at least 8 women in the early 1990s. His first known victim was Taunja Bennett in 1990. Following the false confession of Laverne Pavlinac, Jesperson remained free to kill seven more people in … Read more

Unidentified Serial Killer Victim From Route 95 Cold Case Involving Happy Face Killer Keith Hunter Jesperson Still Not Solved

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities in Riverside County are seeking the public’s help in identifying the last remaining unidentified victim of serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson on the 14th anniversary of his conviction in her murder. The woman’s body was discovered on Aug. 30, 1992, along Highway 95, approximately seven miles north of Blythe, the Riverside … Read more

Happy Face Killer: Latest Efforts to Identify Unidentified Victim Unveiled in Riverside County

Riverside, California – In the early 1990s, long-haul trucker Keith Hunter Jesperson confessed to killing at least eight women in his travels across the United States. To gain notoriety, he sent anonymous confession letters to journalists and investigators, many of them signed with smiley faces. Since Jesperson’s arrest in 1995, investigators in at least six … Read more

Identity of Final Victim in Happy Face Killer’s Spree Unveiled as Authorities Seek Closure

Riverside County, California – In the early 1990s, long-haul trucker Keith Hunter Jesperson killed at least eight women in his travels across the United States. Jesperson sent anonymous confession letters to journalists and investigators in an attempt to gain notoriety. Since his arrest in 1995, investigators in at least six states have been working to … Read more

Victim of ‘Happy Face Killer’ Identified: Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Concluding Investigation

WINAMAC, Ind. – Authorities have made significant progress in identifying a woman long known only as a victim of the notorious ‘Happy Face Killer.’ The Indiana State Police released a sketch of the woman in hopes of getting the public’s help in identifying her. The investigation has been ongoing for years, and now investigators believe … Read more

Breakthrough in Identifying the “Happy Face Killer’s” Riverside Victim: Investigators Seek Public Help

Riverside County, California – Riverside County investigators are on the verge of a major breakthrough in identifying a woman who was brutally killed by the notorious “Happy Face Killer” over 30 years ago. The killer, Keith Hunter Jesperson, admitted to the murder of the woman, who was referred to as “Claudia,” and seven other female … Read more