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old. on october 13, 1974, she was found dead, killed by a blow to the head with an ice pick. >> the widespread fear, the satanic panic. >> we have the latest information from law eforcement. >> reporter: the newest developments in this decades-old cold case unfolding just about five minutes ago, steven crawford has been officially identified by the santa clara county sheriff, just, again, five minutes ago, as the person, as the man who murdered arliss perry so long ago. that was on october 1974. now we know that steven crawford is a name that we're familiar with, that the sheriff's office was familiar with, because this is a man who they say was the one who shot or i'm sorry, not shot, but he is the one who shot and killed himself early this morning when deputies attempted
to give him a warrant, specifically for this crime. again, decades-old crime involving arliss perry. today the sheriff's office sharing information about how they came to end this case. >> the detectives have continually gone through the evidence, submitted additional evidence for testing. there was no dna at the time of the murder, of course, but there have been enhancements in their capabilities, so we continued to submit the evidence to the crime lab. and it came from, i think, an item of her clothing. >> reporter: now sheriff smith says steven crawford had never gone off their ray dardar. in fact, they were in constant contact with him, talking about the case. that communication ramped up in the last few months. they say all of that ending just this morning when deputies, again, were attempting to serve that warrant to crawford in his
san jose apartment, reporting live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you. now let's continue our live team coverage with david louie at the scene of today's deadly shooting. >> reporter: the whole chain of events started about9:00 this morning. deputies showed up with a warrant, knocked on the door of steve crawford at apartment 185. the door opened and crawford had a hand gun. they backed off. then they heard a gunshot. the suspect then apparently went and shot and killed himself. you'll notice no ambulance was summoned, as the suspect was pronounced at the scene. residents say the man they knew as crawford lived here a long time but wasn't very friendly. >> when he would get in his car and walk, he wouldn't talk to anyone. times i would see him, i'd say
good morning, how you doing? he would stare away. not too friendly. >> reporter: a woman who arrived on the scene identified her husband as steve crawford's brother. the husband flashed a retired peninsula police department badge for identification. san jose police took over the scene, handling it as though it was an officer-involved shooting though sheriff's deputies say they did not fire their guns. a big break in a decades-old case because dna was retested. david louie abc 7 news. >> leanne ma lyyanne melendez je from stanford where it took place 43 years ago. >> reporter: stanford issued a statement late that afternoon saying that they are grateful to law enforcement. they go on to say that stanford has been cooperating with investigators over many years,
and and we know they have been working tirelessly to bring this case to a conclusion. visitors from all over the world come to see the stanford memorial church without a clue of what happened hiesh ere in 1. arliss perry liverd in the village with her husband. two witnesses remember seeing her on the left-hand side of the church near the front row. steve crawford was the church's security guard. crawford, the security guard, said as usual he came to lock up at midnight. but when crawford returned to open the doors of the church at 5:45 in the morning he noticed a side door was open. he found the body next to the altar. here's old film of investigators going through the crime scene, searching for clues. they collected semen and found a hand print. they could never identify who the killer was.
i want to refer to that statement one more time issued by stanford. the university says it remains a heart-wrenching memory at the university. live at stanford, leanne ma lynn d diz, abc 7 news. >> some people labeled it as satanic. the legend of the case has carried on a memory of its own. >> the details of the murder are graphic and disturbing, and for years, the debate has raged over whether this killing was part of a satanic ritual. arliss perry was 19 years old at the time of her brutal death. officials found her nude from the waist down in the back of the church. she was molested with a three-foot candlestick and died the head. the theory that her death was linked to a cult has been the subject of some books. >> what they're spreading is the legend of the case. and then these cases take on a
life of their own. >> a former fbi agent and author says in many cases, the people who truly know what happened are the investigators assigned to a specific case. his definition of a satanic murder? >> it would have to be committed by two or more people to have some spiritual or religious connotation. you have to have multiple people involved. >> but the satanic theory has spread in pop culture. with today's break in the case, it's possible investigators could look back into those claims as steven gomez. >> the investigators are going to look at a motive for why she was killed, and if there was any kind of satanic reference at the crime scene or, now that they filling figured this was the suspect in the homicide, was that suspect aligned with some kind of satanic ideology. >> authorities will determine if there were any other people involved in perry's killing. the theory that her death was
linked to a cult has been a pop culture belief. one book suggests that perry was killed on instruction from satanists who followed her from her hometown in north dakota. and also that the son of sam murders know something about it. >> dna evidence is commonly used in court cases now, but the technology and laws have changed dramatically over the past few decades. scientists discovered dna in the 1950s, and it wasn't used in criminal cases until the mid '80s. a florida rapist became the first convicted as a result of dna evidence. dna exonerated a chicago man for a rape he did not commit. several counties in california began accepting dna evidence during criminal trials. in 1994, the fbi introduced
codism s, the combined dna index system. now all 50 states also maintain their own dna databases. dna evidence led to the recent arrest of the suspect of the golden state killer case. they spent year trying to find a break in that today the case was discussed. >> you are now dealing with human life-spans, and so people that you are investigating or witnesses that you want to talk to, they have passed away during that time. evidence has degraded. so you're dealing with less and less information. >> he also told us dna testing has become more advanced just within the last two years. we've been updating the story throughout the day on our website, twitter and facebook pages. you can get the latest information sent to you by the
abc 7 news app. it's free and we have versions for apple and android devices. abc news quoting sources says the man who killed five people at a maryland newspaper is tentatively identified as jared ramos of maryland. several others were injured in what appears to be a targeted attack against the "capitol gazette" in annapolis, maryland. janai norman has the latest. >> reporter: police and atf at the scene of a shooting in annapolis, maryland. >> nethere are five fatalities that we know of, several others are gravely injured. >> reporter: law enforcement working to clear buildings nearby. >> police came through knocking on our door, checking to make sure we're okay. and the next thing we know, he's like, you need to get out. we all ran out into the hallway. >> reporter: phil davis
reporting there's nothing motr e terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot and hear reloading from under your desk. so far there is no motive for the shooting. >> it tells me it has to be something in reference to the newspaper. i would look at what they have recently published. in particular today. is there something in an article or editorial that would lead them potentially to someone? did the shooter actually say something? before he committed to shooting? it may also give them some insight as to what the motivation might be. >> reporter: the gazette is owned by "the baltimore sun" newspaper. officers showing up at this baltimore sun as a precaution, although there was no known threat to that newspaper. they swept the building when they saw something that appeared to be an explosive device. they say that has been taken care of.
five people are dead. janai norman, abc news, annapolis, maryland. a man who says he works at the "capitol gazette" sent this tweet out. i can tell you this, we are putting out a damn paper tomorrow. next, a look at newly-released video of a suspect's car. and an ucla study finds evidence of racism among ridesharing. the research and reactions are coming up at 6:30. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel, parts of the bay area facing critica
breaking news. jahi mcmath who was declared brain dead from complications from a surgery five years ago has been declared dead. her parents fought to keep her on a feeding tube. they found treatment for her in new jersey. she was 18 years old. a warning from cal trans and drivers, you may experience traffic delays and hear the sound of gunfire along highway 4 because crews are testing a new shot spotter system, part of a larger effort to curb gun violence on freeways. >> this is going to help us deter any future gun violence. >> reporter: the highway patrol will be closing stretches of highway 4 to test shot spotter technology. it's being installed along several east bay highways. >> it's going to be a
combination of live fire and blanks for the combination of acoustics. >> reporter: the devices are part of a larger system that will eventually include cameras and license plate readers. a network designed to solve the shootings that have claimed six lives in recent years. the hope is that it will serve as a deterrent. >> during a wire tap we heard the criminals talking about the fact that they needed to avoid certain stretches of the freeways because there were cameras up. >> reporter: there have been 136 freeway shootings since late 2015. about a third have occurred in contra costa county on 4. shot spotters are used in many cities around california but never before on a freeway. >> this is the first use of shot
spotter on a linear freeway system. >> reporter: the shot spotter system is designed to distinguish between real gunfire and the fireworks expected on the fourth of july. in concord, laura anthony, abc 7 news. san francisco police hope surveillance video will provide information that leads to the arrest of a driver who hit a pedi cab and drove away. the pedi cabdriver suffered serious injuries. we have more from the scene, melanie? >> reporter: well, we're here along the embarcadero because there were so many pedi cab workers with the giants game earlier this afternoon. this is a close-knit community. drivers we spoke with say they are wishing their friend well and are not afraid to do what they love, because this accident was so rare. pedi cabdriver kevin manning's friends are hoping this video of
a honda civic swerving through traffic will result in an arrest. >> we really hope we catch this person. you know. we hope somebody will come forward and be able to identify who was at fault here. >> reporter: the hit and run happened wednesday afternoon at 4:15. manning is in critical condition at the hospital. >> really surprised. we haven't had anything like this happen in 35 years. >> reporter: friend and fellow pedi cabdriver mark shwet says he has been with the company for years. >> we know him as part of our community. >> reporter: a surveillance camera captured this video as the car turned on green street. sfpd released pictures of the vehicle as well. the impact caused the pedi cab to collide with a second pedi cab. a 32-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter and a 33-year-old man and his 8 year
old daughter were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the family was visiting from canada. manning was not wearing a helmet. while they have the option of wearing one, they don't because it would hurt business if passengers thought they needed one too. the co-owner of the company has shared that manning is a a a and entrepreneur as well. live in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> you can see it's a little windy out there. if you get the winds, plus the weather starts to heat up, that can be bad for fire danger. >> sandhya patel has the forecast. >> it's the wind direction that is going to lead to higher fire danger. let me show you live doppler 7 right now. it's warmer today. we don't have any fog now. so it is clear. and a live look from our san jose camera where the sun is
shining over the shark tank. 72 in san jose. south bay camera giving you a bright view. 74 in napa. in the 70s in concord and livermore. santa cruz will be a good place to go if you don't like the hot weather the next two days. a live look right now. temperatures on the rise the next two days. triple digits for hotspots on saturday and dry, gusty wind and high fire danger for the next two days. so please keep that in mind. be aware of your surroundings. temperatures are going to go from the upper 40s in places like santa rosa to the low 90s by the afternoon. it is definitely going to be a hot one for parts of the bay area. not everyone's going to feel the heat. but where it is going to get hot and dry and gusty, for north bay mountains and mend
see kn see know county, it will cause fires to spread rapidly. that is why the fire danger will be elevated during theis time period. temperatures in the 40s to the 60s in the morning. it will be a clear start for the bay area. and then we'll see your micro climates. warmer in downtown san francisco, 72 degrees. 78 in oakland, so it is going to get warm. then you get over the hills into the inland valleys. 93 in walnut creek. antioch at 95 degrees. this is not going to be a widespread heat event, but there is a moderate risk for heat-related illnesses. 95 antioch as i mentioned. 93 in livermore. santa rosa, you get out towards oakland, fremont, palo alto, pretty comfortable. 86 in san jose and 77 in santa
cruz. here's a look at the accuweather forecast. temperatures soaring in the mid-90s tomorrow afternoon to the low 100s saturday. coasts will remain in the 60s. and the temperatures do start to back off on sunday. we start to get the cooling effects heading into a new workweek, and the numbers will drop back down to the mid-80s by the time we head into fourth of july. upper 50s coast side. low average for thursday. we'll see how long that last. well, a tug-of-war in washington. >> next, the push
happening tonight, former president bill clinton will appear in the bay area. he will be at the s.a.p. center to talk about his new book "the president is missing" which was released earlier this month. and former president obama is in california for a fund raiser at the home simons. democrats want the congress
to hold off on voting on the president's supreme court nomination. justice kennedy announced he would step down at the end of july. democrats have planned to vote against any of the president's picks. democrats say they didn't force a vote to replace the outgoing justice during barack obama's second term and neither should republicans. >> why should a mid-term election be any less important than a general election. >> in this is not 2016. there isn't a lame duck presidency. >> president trump told a crowd in wisconsin that justice kennedy has shown confidence in him by stepping down. nearly 600 immigration protesters were arrested and charged after storming the senate building in washington, d.c. today. demonstrators wore aluminum, emergency blankets like those used by immigrant children separated from their parents.
575 protesters were taken into custody and charged with unlawful demonstrations. among them, washington representative. more than 2,000 children have been removed from their parents as part of president trump's policy. several women stopped by to back the protesters. >> i wanted to show my support. i can only be like to have my breast-feeding baby ripped away. melania trump visited a facility in phoenix saying she wants to help fix our immigration system. abc 7 news is taking part in the project to tackle a crisis. details in the work that would let cities take control of the homeless problem. meet the
the san francisco homeless project. a joint project that aims to hold leaders accountable for the homeless problem. >> many of the people suffer from mental illness and drug addiction. >> their afflictions can keep them from getting the help or treatment they need. abc 7's [ inaudible ] >> reporter: we found this man wandering the streets, talking to himself, digging through trash cans. >> i have witnessed through the past few years individuals that we just aren't able to help. >> reporter: that's why jeff kaczynski and a growing number of people think it may be time to force people to get help. the director says on says on san night, there are 7500 people
living on the streets of san francisco. some of them end up here in the emergency room. >> they get stabilized and are able to talk about how they're going to take care of themselves, but then they're going to be back in again the next week. and we go through the cycle. legally, we can't hold them. >> reporter: he wants to use legal process called conservatorship. it would allow judges to appoint guardians for people with mental or physical limitations. right now there's a bill in sacramento that would let counties become conservators for homeless people. they could force them to get medical care even if they refuse srvice. >> we have a real crisis on our streets with people who are homeless and literally dying pause because of untreated severe mental illness and drug addiction. for many, many people, offering services is sufficient. you can help them. for a small percentage of the homeless, they are not in their right minds to be able to even
make a decision. >> reporter: senator wiener's bill would give the cities of san francisco and los angeles more flexibility in how they use confer torship, expanding the practice to help those with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. it is expected to pass. >> the devil's in the details. >> reporter: this is a constitutional law professor. >> this is a rather extreme denial of rights. it requires very high level of proof that the person cannot take care of themselves. >> reporter: she says conservatorships could be a very effective tool, but she also cautions that they could infringe on a person's rights. >> the concern is that the program is going to expand and people are going to be swept in that do not deserve to have their civil rights taken away from them. it's something we should be very concerned about.
>> reporter: according to senator wiener, the law has been written with safeguards. he estimates 50 to 100 homeless people in san francisco could be getting the help they need if conservatorships were used right now. abc 7 news. >> today's homeless project continues on abc 7 news at 11:00. we tag along with a street cleaning crew and see what they've been dealing with in terms of cleaning up the city streets. new at 6:00. a nasty accident has knocked out power to 16 customers and closed roads. it happened around 3:00 this afternoon. a truck somehow smashed into a power pole, breaking it into three pieces. pg&e says it can take up to eight hours to restore power. no word on injuries at this time. >> developing county. 13,700 acres have burned.
22 structures have been destroyed and six damaged. the fire started on saturday. the cause is still under investigation. uc researchers took on a controversial topic. do african-americans face longer waits on uber and other services? >> uber and lyft have grown dramatically in the last few years. for some it's the easiest way to get around, but is it equitable to everyone? lyft drivers canceled on black riders 7% of the time, compared with 5% of asian and hispanic riders and 3% of white riders. with americans 20% of the time and 14% for white. >> cancellations vary across the time of the day.
during rush hour, cancellations for uber and lyft were slightly higher. when you take those time differences in account and when the riders were hailing the trips, there's actually no difference between black and white riders on uber and lyft. >> reporter: people we spoke with say there could be other factors why some people don't get picked up. >> if i had a choice to pick up somebody and you look scary, i wouldn't do it. but it's your job, though. >> i believe so. in rough areas. i think they're more likely not to go into rough areas and more like public places like this. >> reporter: the new study shows an improvement from statistics released in a 2016 study. raid haili >> discrimination in taxis meant people could not get a ride. and in uber and lyft, there's a little more work to be done to erase the gap entirely. ent
today los angeles swore in its new police chief, a job that william scott nearly had. the new chief is michael moore. he replaces long-time chief charlie beck, who's retiring. >> to the people of los angeles, i am committed to deepening your trust by ensuring we are a department that is highly visible, accessible and responsible. policing with purpose, compassion and partnerships. >> moore has been with the lapd since 1981. the california highway patrol welcomed seven of their newest furry colleagues in sacramento today. six male and one female canine celebrated graduation with their handlers. soon enough they will be teamin up to take down suspects and sniff out drugs. one of the dogs is especially trained to locate explosives. after 13 week of training, the handlers and canines are
chomping at the bit to get started. >> you know, we all signed up to make the world a better place. we have an additional tool to do that, so yeah, we're excited. >> this is the only graduating class of canine officers that will graduate from the academy this year. they'll be assigned to chp divisions across the state joining the 51 other units working in california. state lawmakers rushed a bill to governor brown to immediately signed it into law. >> next, what it changes when it comes to your privacy expectations on the internet. after 91 years, this restaurant institution is closing its
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governor brown signed a bill state lawmakers passed just today that bans local soda taxes until 2031, it's part of a deal to back a measure to make it possible to raise taxes of any kind. it won't affect taxes on the bobs books in berkley, oakland and san francisco. also he signed a bill about information. it was passed to convince a san
francisco real estate developer to remove a similar motion from the november ballot. >> you can remove a measure if the legislature steps in. the legislature has stiped in a. >> it takes effect in 2020. what do president trump and kylie jenner have in common? they're on infl influen influential people. actress julia roberts has just joined instagram. she made two posts today. otherwise, she still doesn't have a twitter or facebook account. >> slowly, slowly. >> like you. >> yeah, like me. we're expecting a warm weekend. hot in some places. >> nothi
products are sold out. for a complete list of store closings and all your questions about the bankruptcy of toys "r" us, go to abc 7 news.com. southwest lyft, showing drive time. your next amazon delivery may not show up in a u.p.s. truck. the program will use blue vans featuring the amazon logo. amazon will lease the slaps van want to start a delivery business. and the dow jones added 98989898
points. and the nasdaq was notiin the g as well. amazon stock was up $40 per share. oakland's oldest mexican restaurant is preparing to close its doors after 91 years. >> the lines to get are long. >> dion lim joined in with loyal customers who had to get one last taste. >> reporter: for young and old, everyone standing or sitting in this line outside mexicali rose has a story. >> my father introduced us to this place, and they probably been come here since the '40s. at 93 years young, dinah has been coming with her family since 1944. >> i love the food. the food is beautiful. >> reporter: for 91 years, it's a place where everyone knows your name, which makes it bittersweet. the staff greeted like rock stars with selfies.
>> they show up with your plate, because they already know what you're drinking or eating. >> reporte: after three hours, jerry, who has been a customer since 1978 and was first in line is ready to chow down. >> i always order a ground beef burrito. >> reporter: as the clock hit 12:00, the first wave was welcomed inside. organized chaos in the kitchen. the owner and staff too focussed to stop and talk to us, plating up customer favorites and extras to take home to savor the flavor. >> it's worth it. standing in line for three hours. >> reporter: so what will loyal customers do without her enchilada/taco plate combo? >> i don't know. there's not another place like this. we're going to be very sad to have it leaf. >> reporter: the 21 employees here at mexicali rose have been so busy they don't have time to stop. some have worked here for 20,
30, 40 years. they're looking forward to retirement too. >> sandhya's back with an update on the forecast. >> you're going to feel the heat if you're inland tomorrow. take a look at live doppler 7. we don't have any clouds or fog right now and are not expecting any. so tomorrow afternoon, temperatures go up. most noticeable inland where you're up into the mid -90s. 93 livermore, santa rosa. but right around the bay, it's going to be quite pleasant. 83 fremont. 86 san jose. and san francisco, 72 degrees, getting you up to a mild 67 in half moon bay. temperature trend going up some saturday before the temperatures fall again. and a rolook at the accuweather seven-day forecast will feature heat inland, and then the temperatures start to fall. heat retreats for the second half of your weekend. notice how comfortable the coast
is in the mid-60s right through sunday. the micro climate will cool it off with only mid-80s heading into fourth of july. it's going to be a big change of pace. >> you know what will be a good activity? go to the coast and go strawberry picking. >> but you never leave home with them, right? you eat them >> especially as nba free agency starts, if you never ask, you'll never know. that's underlying theme to the free agency period. who wouldn't want kevin durant on their team? you'll hear from the analyst who
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kevin durant has said numerous times he intends to remain with the warriors, still with the free agency period starting this weekend, it's no surprise his name comes up repeatedly. come on, man. steven a. smith says he received two phone calls from sources who told him lebron james had reached out to the mvp to gauge his interest in the lakers. >> he reached out to kd asking about his interest in los angeles. that's as far as had had gone. his attitude is i beat lebron
james the last two years, why would i join forces? that's what i heard and what i reported. >> the giants had a chance to sweep the rockies and post their best stretch in six seasons. neither of those happened. and you can title this hand shake winning. 11 championships between steve kerr and bruce bochy. that is a lot of winning rockies up 1-0. that's his 13th of the year. to put the giants on top. rockies lead in the bottom of the eighth. this one brings in two runs, and kerr, waving those runners home. look out, if that basketball thing doesn't work out, steve kerr isn't too bad. this two-run blast puts the rockies on top. 9-8 will be final. the giants are in arizona
starting tomorrow. still a very big home stand. the a's wrap up their road trip and at this point, they are never coming home. an eight-game hitting streak right now. that scores marcus simeon. next up, jed lowrie. he brings in chad pender. we're tied at 2. next man up, chris davis. guess what he does, drops a single in center, three straight rbi singles for the a's. they sweep the tigers and go 8- 2 on the road. last time they had eight wins on a trip, 2002. they're back in the coliseum tomorrow to face cleveland. game three of the college world series, winner takes all. arkansas, oregon state, bottom of the first. that's his 15th hit in these three games, that ties an all-time record for oregon state. then in the bottom of the third,
he sets the record with this one and would add another rbi single. he is three for four with 17 hits total in this game. but kevin able, the true freshman out of san diego pitched a complete game, retired the last 20 batters he faced. he's a freshman! that last was a strikeout. oregon state win 5-0 and peck up the title. our own who is an ambassador for the warriors was on the course. now partnership between the warriors community fund and pg&e made this possible. >> one of the most amazing things. you come into a community and you think you're building a basketball court. and in rial, wheality, you're c a safe place for kids to play.
>> every day like this is very special. because of what it means to the kids. >> this abc 7 sports report is sponsored by sanford health care. i think he threw 120-something pitches. >> thank you very much. and join us tonight on coffee tv 20, cable 713. we'll continue our coverage of the stanford cold case, the key piece of evidence that led officers to the suspect. and the shocking murder sent chills through the stanford campus. >> and that's it for this edition of abc 7 news. look for breaking news anytime on the abc 7 news app. >> good night.
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