Infamous Convict Known as the “Sunset Strip Killer” Has Died

( — Douglas Daniel Clark, one of the infamous “Sunset Strip Killers” died last Wednesday at the age of 75 at San Quentin State Prison, where he had been on death row since 1983 for the brutal murders of six women in 1980, CBS News reported.

Clark, the former Burbank, California, factory worker who, along with his girlfriend, former vocational nurse Carol Bundy, trolled the streets of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood looking for runaways and prostitutes to kill, died of natural causes at an outside medical facility, according to the California Department of Corrections.

Clark was sentenced to death in Los Angeles County in March 1983 after being convicted on six counts of first-degree murder.

He was also sentenced to a consecutive eight months for mutilation and sexual contact with human remains, as well as a consecutive nine years for attempted first-degree murder, which also included a 3-year enhanced sentence for inflicting great bodily injury.

Clark and Bundy together were billed as the “Sunset Strip Killers” since, at times, his former girlfriend would accompany him when he went out to murder. His victims ranged in age from 15 to 24, including one young woman whose decapitated head Clark kept in his refrigerator.

During his 1983 trial, it was revealed that Clark was obsessively interested in necrophilia and sexually abused the corpses of some of his victims before he dumped their bodies in the San Fernando Valley.

When questioned by police, Carol Bundy admitted that she fell in love with Clark after being “overwhelmed” by his charm and dominance. Bundy pleaded guilty in 1983 to two counts of first-degree murder. She died twenty years later at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, where she was serving life.

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