Murder in Pleasanton: Tina Faelz and the Search for Justice

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In April 1984, Foothill High freshman Tina Faelz took a shortcut on her walk home. About an hour later, she was found in a ditch, brutally stabbed to death. The murder shook the quiet East Bay suburb of Pleasanton and left investigators baffled. With no witnesses or leads, the case went cold and remained so for nearly thirty years. In 2011, the investigation finally got a break. Improved forensics recovered DNA from a drop of blood found at the scene matching Tina's classmate, Steven Carlson. Through dusty police files, personal interviews, letters and firsthand accounts, journalist Joshua Suchon revisits his childhood home to uncover the story of a disturbing crime and the controversial sentencing that brought long-awaited answers to a city tormented by questions.
ISBN: 9781467117654
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: True Crime
Images: 52
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Pleasanton native Joshua Suchon was a reporter at the Oakland Tribune for ten years before switching careers to pursue a lifelong dream to become a baseball play-by-play announcer. He's now the radio announcer for the Albuquerque Isotopes, the triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. This is his third book and first true crime publication. He can be reached at
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