Real Name: Unknown (at time of broadcast)
Aliases: Pizza Parlor Killer, Convenience Store Killer, Sacramento Thrill Killer
Wanted For: Murder
Date: February 1991
Details: In Sacramento, California, an unidentified person fatally shot 42-year-old customer Thor Johnson and employees Stephen Anderson, 35, and Zeid Ahmad Obeid, 20, at a Quik Stop convenience store. Authorities had no suspects in the murders, but authorities believe he would kill again. His victims were Round Table Pizza Parlor employees, Sarah Crook, 18, Kyle Reynolds, 20, and 30-year-old Andrea Coladangelo, who were killed a week later on February 12, 1991. The authorities felt that the murders were committed for no reason other that to fufill a person's psychological need to kill, and therefore dubbed the wanted person as the "Sacramento Thrill Killer."
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the May 1, 1991 episode.
Results: Solved. The killer was apprehended a few weeks after the initial broadcast and identified as Eric Royce Leonard (born 1970). He was sentenced to the death penalty in 1996 and is still on death row after the upholding in 2007 despite his defense attorney's claims of personality disorder.
- Los Angeles Times Archive on the murders
- Thrill killer' motive sought
- Article on the Case
- Eric Leonard at Murderpedia,
- Angela Coladangelo at Find a Grave