Last April, Marin prosecutors charged 78-year-old Joseph Naso with killing four young women in Northern California and dumping their bodies.
This week in court, Naso is representing himself at his preliminary hearing as prosecutors reveal some of the evidence they say links the retired photographer to a string of gruesome murders.
Nevada investigator Roger Jacobs took the stand on Tuesday, describing his search of the Naso home in Reno that turned up some pretty chilling evidence. Like a collection of photos in Naso’s work room showing naked or half naked women, some appearing unconscious or dead.
Jacobs also described finding a list of 10 “girls,” unnamed but labeled with geographic identifiers like “Mt. Tam” or “Loganitas.” Prosecutors said four of the women on the list are known murder victims, and that the other six have not been accounted for.
Naso has pleaded not guilty to killing Roxene Roggasch, 18, in 1977; Carmen Colon, 22, in 1978; Pamela Parsons, 38, in 1993; and Tracy Tafoya, 31, in 1994. His preliminary hearing is expected to last into next week.
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