SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police plan to release a sketch Wednesday depicting what a serial killer might look like now in a cold case involving at least five stabbing deaths of gay men in the mid-1970s in San Francisco.
The killer was dubbed the "Doodler" after he told a person who later became a victim and survived that he was a cartoonist.
Police say the attacker was doodling while he and the man talked at a late-night diner.
A witness was able to give investigators a description of the suspect in the case, leading to a man being detained in 1976, but he was never charged.
Police also intend to offer a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer and release audio from a 1974 phone call to police reporting a body found along Ocean Beach.
The bodies of four gay, white men who had been stabbed to death were found along the beach. Another stabbing victim was found in Golden Gate Park.