Serial Killer: Charles Howard Schmid Jr * The Pied Piper of Tucson*

Alleen Rowe

Victims
Alleen Rowe, 15 [5/31/1964]
Gretchen Fritz, 17 [8/16/1965]
Wendy Fritz, 13 [8/16/1965]

Defendant Found Guilty Of Slaying Two Girls
Condemned Schmid Basically Unmoved
Lack of Emotion Noted in Murderer of Girls
Accused Killers Help Hunt Victim’s Body in Desert
They Comb Desert For Teen Girl’s Body
Man Ruled Guilty of Killing 2 Girls
Teenager Gets Life In Murder
Murder Case Brings Girl Prison Term
Guilty Plea Is Entered By Schmid
Arizonan Pleads guilty
Escaped killer captured
Girls’ Killer Recaptured in Arizona
Charles Schmid Jr. critical after stabbing in state prison
Pied Piper’s notoriety ended with a shiv in the eye
Vicious ‘Pied Piper’ butchered in prison in ’75
crimelibrary: Charles Schmid: The Pied Piper
Pied Piper of Tucson: Twisted 1960s killings by Charles Howard Schmid, Jr.
Murderpedia: Charles Howard Schmid Jr
Wikipedia: Charles Schmid
The Pied Piper of Tucson
Remembering Charles Schmid, local serial killer
A turn in Tucson’s history: the case of the Pied Piper murders

Podcasts
Morbid: Episode 252: Charles Schmid “The Pied Piper of Tucson”
Crimes and Consequences: Serial Killer Charles Schmid
Epidsode 245: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Books
Cold-Blooded: The Saga of Charles Schmid, the Notorious “Pied Piper of Tucson”
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Selected Early Stories (loosely based on this)
The Lost

Movies/Documentaries
Smooth Talk (loosely based on Charles Schmid)
Dead Beat (names changed)
A Crime To Remember: The Pied Piper
The Todd Killings

Defendants
Charles Schmid – found guilty for the Fritz sisters murders, sentenced to death, which was overturned and he was sentenced to 50 years in prison; Pled guilty to the murder of Alleen Rowe, sentenced to
Mary Rae French – pled guilty to being an accessory to murder (Alleen Rowe), sentenced to 4-5 years in prison
John Saunders – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

Charles Schmid
Charles Howard Schmid Jr

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