How is this for a start?
December 20th was the coldest day in 1968 it was a mere 22 degrees. That was the evening when David Faraday age 17 and Betty Lou Jensen 16, were getting ready for their first date.
It was the very first time that Betty Lou’s parents allowed her to go out with a boy.
They knew that they could trust David who was a Eagle Scout and that he was one of Vallejo Highs top students , they were sure he would be responsible and would bring their daughter home by 11pm, which was their curfew.
They both had told their parents that they were going to Betty Lou’s school Christmas concert at Hogan High and then to a party.
David told his older sister that they were going out to Lake Herman road, he had heard that a group of their friends were going to be there. Before they headed out to Lake Herman road, they drove over to Brentwood street to visit Betty Lou's best friend Sharon.Sharon's boyfriend was supposed to loin them and all four go to San Francisco, but he didn't show. David and Betty Lou left Sharon’s house around 9pm and drove to Mr. Ed’s drive- in, to have a coke then proceeded out to Lake Herman road.
It was a lonely stretch of country road on the outskirts of Vallejo, lined by large tall trees, which made it very dark.
There were a few ranches off of the road, but far enough away that no one could see the lovers who would sometimes park at the curved gravel inlet leading to the Benicia water pumping station, it was very secluded.
That was where David drove to and parked his mothers 1961 beige and brown Rambler. It was so cold that he had to turn on the car heater, causing the windows to steam up right away just form the body heat inside the car and the freezing cold outside. They were having an enjoyable conversation and cuddling, the hours had passed very quickly ,it was time to get Betty Lou back home by 11pm as David had promised her father Vern. He turn the key and started to back out, but waited for the on coming car to drive past them so they could pull out.
All of a sudden that car pulled up along side of them and a man got out of a light colored car. He walked over to their car, but because of the steamed up windows they couldn’t see who he was, so Betty Lou rolled the window down. The man was holding a gun and demanded that they get out of the car. They refused , so he fired a shot at the left rear wheel of the car then into the top of the right rear window shattering it, forcing the frightened teens out of the car. Traffic was sparse at that time of night, there was a shift change at 11 pm for the workers at Syar rock and asphalt paving company which was on Lake Herman road , there was also Humble Oil company workers who drove that road from Vallejo. The closer it became to 11pm there would be fewer cars. The killer must have known that, it is believed that he may have told them it was hold up or said something to stall for time and had them stand by the side of the car on the passengers side , with their hands up on the car. It was less likely that anyone driving past would see them standing on that side of the car. The shooter standing behind but to David’s left and Betty Lou standing to the right of David, next to the open car door. As soon as it was clear of any cars, the man holding a gun in his right hand up to David’s head ,with out warning, shoots David just behind his left ear. With that shot, Betty Lou runs northward around the other side of the shooters car on the right , thinking that it would give her some protection . She had gotten about ten feet away from her attacker, before he fired the first shot at her, he continued to fire shots at her, she fell about twenty-eight feet from the rear of the Rambler. She was shot five times in her back with a 22 Caliber weapon. Betty Lou was pronounced dead at the scene, a ambulance was called for David who was still breathing at 11:29 pm, but by12:05 am, before arriving to the hospital at 12:23 am David was pronounced dead. When the news came out about the double shooting of two young teens, it was thought to be a drug deal that had gone bad. It was around that same time that I had a strange encounter with a man, who for whatever reason became obsessed with me.