IM ON A MISSION: This Year in 2010 a horrific a rapist and serial killer of teenage girls is about to have the opportunity to be released after serving only 45 years for raping and tourtering and killing 5 or even possibley more teenage girls. I dont want to give him credit so you wont see his name here you will need to read on. Lets stop him.

Serial Killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris
By Charles Montaldo, About.com Guide

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris:

In late October 1979, California authorities were busy hunting down and capturing The Hillside Strangler, Angelo Buono. In the meantime, two more barbaric killers had teamed up to fulfill a prison time fantasy - to kidnap, rape, torture and kill a girl for each teenage year. For two months, the duo hunted roads and beaches, looking for victims, which matched their demented fantasy. They almost met their goal, killing five young girls, ages ranging between 13 to 18. This is their story.
Bittaker and Norris Meet:
In 1978, Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker, age 38, and Roy L. Norris, age 30, met while in the California State Prison at San Luis Obispo. Norris was labeled as a mentally disordered sex offender and previously spent four years at a state mental institution. Once released, he raped again and returned to prison. Bittaker spent most of his adult life behind bars for various offenses. As their friendship grew, so did their fantasies of raping and murdering teenaged girls.
The Murder Mack:
After their release from prison, they paired up, transformed Bittaker's 1977 GMC van into what they nicknamed, "Murder Mack," and began their kidnap, torture and killing spree of young girls. As is characteristic of psychopaths, the pain inflicted on their victims grew more vicious with each new captive.
Cindy Schaeffer:

On June 24, 1979 in Redondo Beach, Cindy Schaeffer, age 16, was walking to her grandmother’s house after attending a church program. Bittaker and Norris pulled up next to her in the 'Murder Mack' and tried to entice her to go for a ride. Her attempts to ignore the two failed. She was forced into the van and taken to a pre-selected spot in the mountains. There she was tortured and denied her requests to pray before the two beat and strangled her to death with wire coat hangers.
Andrea Hall:

On July 8, 1979, the duo went hunting for their second victim and found 18-year-old Andrea Hall hitchhiking on the Pacific Coast Highway. With Bittaker hiding in the back, Norris stopped and offered Hall a ride. Within minutes after she entered the van, Bittaker attacked, raped and took pictures of her bound and in fear. As if playing a game, Bittiaker then asked why she should be allowed to live. Not liking her answer, he stabbed her in the ear with an ice pick and choked her to death.
Jackie Gilliam and Jacqueline Lamp:

On September 3, 1979, the murderous pair picked up their youngest victims from a bus stop at Hermosa Beach. Jackie Gilliam, 15, and Jacqueline Lamp, 13, were kidnapped and taken to the mountain location where they were raped and tortured for two days. As with Hall, both girls were stabbed in each ear with an ice pick, their small bodies viciously attacked with vice grips, then strangled to death with coat hangers tightened with pliers.
Lynette Ledford:

The killer's last known victim was killed on October 31, 1979. Sixteen-year-old Lynette Ledford was kidnapped and her body mutilated. The young girl was stabbed numerous times and with pliers, Bittaker ripped at her body. During her torture, her screams and pleas were tape-recorded as Bittaker repeatedly beat the young girl's elbows with a sledgehammer, all the time demanding that she not stop screaming. In the end, the pair strangled her with a coat hanger.
Just For Fun:
For 'fun' the pair decided to leave Ledford's brutalized corpse on the lawn of a suburban home in Hermosa Beach, just to see the reaction of the media. The Hillside Strangler, Angelo Buono, had been caught just a few days before the discovery of Lynette Ledford's body, although authorities were not swayed into identifying her killer as Buono.
Norris was the murderous pair's downfall. He bragged to an old prison friend about his crime spree. The friend tipped off police and the story sounded much like that of victim, Shirley Sanders. On September 30, Shirley Sanders managed to escape from two men who used chemical mace on her, then raped her inside a van. Police interviewed her again, this time armed with pictures, and Sanders was able to identify the van and Norris and Bittaker as her attackers.
Norris Points the Finger at Bittaker:
The two were arrested for unrelated crimes and held without bail for violating their probations. During an interrogation, Norris began admitting details about the pair's murderous activities and he pointed the finger at Bittaker for being the one who killed their victims.
500 Photos - 19 Missing Girls:
Norris worked out a deal with authorities in exchange for his testimony against Bittaker, as well as showing police where they hid the bodies of their victims. Overall, police found over 500 photos of teenaged girls, 19 of which were listed as missing. But Norris clammed up and would only tell investigators what happened to five of the 19 missing girls.

The Sentencing:
During Bittaker's and Norris' trial, the disturbing pictures of their crimes and the tape-recording of Lynette Ledford's final painful hours was shared with the jury. The impact was substantial. Bittaker was sentenced to death and the judge included an extra 199-year life sentence just in case his death sentence was ever commuted to life. Norris was given 45 years to life for his cooperation in the investigation.

A Frightening Note:
Norris will be eligible for parole in the year 2010.

Upon reading this information and knowing that Roy Norris is about to be released or up for release this year I am urging anyone who will or who I can ask for help to leave me a message and let me know if you would be interested in helping me keep him behind bars. Even though he has been a model prisoner I believe he has done this for one reason and one reason only and that is to be able to get back out on the streets again and do the same types of crimes he has repeated in the past. It is another mind game for him trying to be the good boy when we know after all he has done his position is purely evil. I will be setting up writing and petitions and I will be asking for those of you with missing persons or murdered family to please help me keep him there. He has taken 5 lives and maybe even more we know nothing about, two of the victims bodies have never been found.

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Comment by Lynn Stille on January 15, 2012 at 4:39pm

I am very glad they remain behind bars also. I tried to find the proper people to notify me if he tries again to get out. I should have the right to be notified and have some say as to why he shouldn't be released. This documentary has brought up some memories I had put aside as you might say. The audio tape was played in front of me, and I blocked it out. But I am stronger, older and wiser now. I know I can do this, and it means alot to know I have a larger support system in place then I thought. Thank you guys!!! =)

Comment by Gwen Johnson on January 13, 2012 at 4:56pm


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I am glad they remain behind bars, and hopefully we wont let them out as they neither one deserve to be in our society.  I would be both nervous and scared and can imagine that is only a small percent of what you must be feeling.  Just know I am here and others as well if you should need us for any reason.  I am so very greatul for what you are doing or others.  Thank you so very much.

Comment by Gwen Johnson on January 13, 2012 at 4:48pm

I am so thankful for anyone doing anything including the victims and family of the victims of these two monsters.  I will be beside you all the way and if you need anything please let me know.

Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on January 13, 2012 at 8:41am

Lynn....I'm glad you'll be taking part in the documentary and you are right it will be a good educational tool but at the same time I'm sure it is going to be an emotional stew for you to do this.

Comment by Lynn Stille on January 13, 2012 at 1:40am

I found out that Bittaker is in San Quentin and Norris is in Corcoran. I was contacted to be part of a documentary on Discovery Channel. Hopefully it will be an educational tool to all young people that you have no idea who's around you. Just wanted to let you know Norris is still in! God bless you all!

Comment by Gwen Johnson on April 27, 2011 at 12:40pm
Yes it surely is.
Comment by Lynn Stille on April 27, 2011 at 1:59am
You're welcome Gwennie, thank you for adding me. The streets are not kind and I am lucky to be around to share my experiences. Seeing your post about the possibility of parole of that monster, I decided to sign up to be notified of their status. If they do let me know anything, I will post it on here. It's best to always remain informed, right? Have a good night.
Comment by Gwen Johnson on April 27, 2011 at 1:40am
Lynn I am sorry you had to also be victimized by these horrible people.  Monsters are what they are and you were so lucky you are still here to speak to others today in regards to your experiences.  I know what it is like to have a child who has been out there and she was gone from me for 5 years before she came back to us.  She went through alot though and the streets are not kind to any child let alone adults.  Thank you for sharing with us.
Comment by Lynn Stille on April 26, 2011 at 10:00pm
I was 13 years old when I lived in Scott Motel in Burbank,Ca. I lived across the hall from the monster, and I heard the tapes. I am still affected to this day, as I had no clue he was so truly evil. I still can't listen to Gary Wrights song Dream Weaver, it was Bittakers favorite song. I stumbled upon this site, when trying to make a point on facebook. My cousins daughter is missing since April,19,2011. I know of the worst case scenario, of a teen alone on the run. I was a habitual runaway, and should have died many times over. I'm not trying to scare anyone, as a matter of fact I only wish to help people. My experience's have made me who I am today.
Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on August 12, 2010 at 6:20pm
Andrew you said: "Roy did nothing wrong but torture and rape women. 40-50 years for torture and rape? Come on now. That's just stupid." Are you listening to your own words Andrew? TORTURE and RAPE and accessory to murder. How do you know his part in the torture didn't aide in the death of these young women? One incident alone to me is enough for him to locked away for life but he repeated this over and over and over again.

You are not allowed to talk on this matter until you've lived life. Once you've been married, held your newborn in your arms, comforted them when they've been hurt or afraid then you can discuss this matter. Trust me if someone did this to your child or spouse you would be singing a whole different tune.

This tax payer (or you even a tax payer?) gladly will help foot the bill to keep a monster locked away for life.

You need to quit talking to these monsters as you've lost all sense of reasoning. And, in order not to hurt the families you are being removed from this site.


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