Feb. 7, 1912~Jul. 2, 1927
15 yrs. old
On Jul. 2, 1927, Mabel Mayer, 15, exited an Oakland trolley car on Plymouth Street about three blocks from her home on 86th Street. She never made it, and to this day, her murder remains unsolved. Her brutalized body was discovered at 7 a.m. the next morning by two workers who were building a garage next to the abandoned house, and it was from that worksite that the killer or killers likely found the murder weapons. Her clothing was in tatters from the beating with the rough wood and the stab wounds. Her face was beaten and stabbed to such an extent that she was nearly unrecognizable. Her lungs filled with blood and the cause of death was either blood loss or asphyxiation. She had been bludgeoned to death.