Murdered While Sleeping: The Unsolved Murder of Japanese Born Kyoko Johnson; Plus, an Acquitted Murderer Turned Bank Robber. (NOTE: more images will be added tomorrow, March 9, 2022)
Kyoko Kuwako Johnson Born: April 20, 1937 Died: November 23, 1990 Born in Japan, Kyoko married a U.S. military man while she was living in San Francisco. The couple moved to Harbor City, California (southern California), where, after raising a family, she was brutally killed on a late November morning as she slept. Her husband was put on trial, but found not guilty.
Wells Benner van Steenbergh Jr. Born: March 29, 1935 Died: June 19, 2012 In an attempt to steal some cash from a home, Wells Jr. burned down a home where a husband and wife lived, who had been friends with Wells Jr. for a few years. Unknown to Wells Jr., the wife was at home sleeping. Wells Jr. later moved to Seattle where he almost pulled off another perfect crime.