Over the course of a few weeks in Jaunary 1978, Richard Trenton Chase changed the way people thought about Sacramento forever. This brutal killer snuck into the homes of his victims before he shot them with a .22 caliber handgun and drank their blood. Facts about the vampire killer of Sacramento are gruesome, so you might want to save this until after you’ve had your lunch.
There are plenty of serial killers who thought they were vampires, but Richard Chase is one of the few cannibal killers who took the vampiric lifestyle to its most extreme. Rather than eat normal food, he drank blood at every meal, and if he could feast on the organs of his victims, that was even better.
Like many killers who drank their victims' blood, Richard Chase was certifiably insane. So who was the Vampire of Sacramento? And why did he do so many awful things? As you’ll come to discover, he was let down by medical institutions and his family for his entire life; six people died - including an unborn child - because he did not get the help he needed.
He Mutilated A Pregnant Woman And Drank Her Blood Out Of A Yogurt Cup
He Murdered An Entire Family And Ate The Brains Of A Child
He Believed Drinking People's Blood Would Make Him Stronger
Chase Thought He Was Running Out Of Blood
He Showed Psychotic Tendencies Before He Started Murdering People
Chase Suffered From Schizophrenia And A Host Of Other Mental Issues