Joseph Naso trial: Serial torpedo photographer kept diary of rapes and images …

  • Joseph Naso, 78, is charged with a murder of 4 prostitutes in a 1970s and 1990s
  • He is pronounced to be a Alphabet Killer, or Double Initial Killer, supposed since victims had relating initials
  • Naso is suspected of murdering 10 women

Graham Smith

Last updated during 10:35 AM on 12th Jan 2012

A diary documenting a rapes and passionate assaults of underage girls and women was found alongside acted photographs of dual murder victims in a home of a suspected sequence killer, a justice has heard.

Joseph Naso, 78, owned journals that contained dozens of passionate and aroused images of women.

They were detected in a former photographer’s home in Reno, Nevada, by a hearing officer in Apr 2010, a rough conference in San Rafael, California, was told yesterday.

Representing himself: Joseph Naso owned journals that contained mages of passed women, a rough conference in San Rafael, California, was told yesterday

Representing himself: Joseph Naso, 78, owned journals that contained mages of passed women, a rough conference in San Rafael, California, was told yesterday

Naso, who is behaving as his possess counsel in what is expected to be a genocide chastisement case, has pleaded not guilty to a murders of 4 prostitutes in a 1970s and 1990s.

He is purported to be a barbarous alphabet torpedo – also famous as a double initial torpedo – and is pronounced to have kept a numbered list of 10 women.

These enclosed a prostitutes he is charged with murdering – Roxene Roggasch in 1977; Carmen Colon in 1978; Pamela Parsons in 1993; and Tracy Tafoya in 1994. All 4 had relating initials and were found in northern California.

One biography entrance is pronounced to have read: ‘Girl in north Buffalo woods. She was genuine pretty. Had to hit her out first.

Detective Richard Brown, of a Nevada Department of Public Safety and lead questioner on a case, pronounced a biography was filled with such descriptions, and that Naso used a word rape in other sections.

White-haired and wearing leg shackles, Naso sat alone during a courtroom counterclaim list with his conduct complacent on his hand.

He listened as Marin County prosecutor Dori Ahana and Detective Brown minute dozens of passionate and aroused photographs of women seized from his home, objecting during times to their relevance.

Naso's home in Reno, Nevada, where military contend they found a diary documenting a rapes and passionate assaults of underage girls and women alongside acted photographs of dual murder victims

Naso’s home in Reno, Nevada, where military contend they found a diary documenting a rapes and passionate assaults of underage girls and women alongside acted photographs of dual murder victims

The photographs showed many women
unconscious or appearing dead, including dual prostitutes Naso is charged
with killing, Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya.

‘Who is profitable for all of this entertainment?’ Naso asked after hours of minute testimony about a photos.

is my private work, my photography. The women have been violated. What
happens in a home is dedicated and private. The whole thing is disgusting,
and we don’t see a aptitude during all.’


The initial plant was Roxene Roggasch, whose physique was found in Fairfax in Marin County in 1977.

Carmen Colon

Police are questioning either Carmen Colon (pictured) was killed by Naso in Rochester, New York, in a early 1970s. He is indicted of murdering another Carmen Colon in 1978

According to news archives, investigators interviewed a prostitute during a time who claimed her caterer kidnapped, tortured and killed a 18-year-old Roggasch.

No one was ever arrested.

The second plant was Carmen Colon, whose physique was found nearby Port Costa in Contra Costa County a year later.

Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya were alone found passed in Yuba County in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

Tafoya was 31 when she was killed, according to genocide records.

Parsons was a 38-year-old waitress whose physique was found on a Marysville road, according to news archives.

Police are also questioning probable links to a scandalous ‘double initial murder’ in Rochester, New York, in a 1970s.

Wanda Walkowicz, Michell Maenza and another Carmen Colon (pictured above) were all killed between 1971 and 1973.

The girls – aged 10 and 11 – were all abducted, raped and strangled.

Judge Andrew Sweet overruled Naso’s objection.

In one sketch of Parsons, Brown pronounced she seemed to be dead.

Describing a image, he said: ‘I suspicion she was deceased. Her face doesn’t seem natural.’

Other photographs taken of a reduce halves of women seemed to uncover a reddish-purple discolouration of a skin seen in passed people, Detective Brown said.

In a bedroom in Naso’s home, investigators also found a ‘List Of Ten’ that contained scrawled descriptions of 10 women, including 4 references that prosecutors trust described a murder victims he is charged with killing.

The relating letters of any woman’s initial and final names gave arise to a ‘Double Initial’ moniker for a case.

Six other women referred to on a list have not nonetheless been identified, though prosecutors contend a review is ongoing.

Authorities seized thousands of documents, calendars, ledgers, journals and photographs from Naso’s house.

In dual reserve deposition boxes, Naso kept $152,400 in cash, along with news clippings covering a murders of Parsons and Tafoya, and other personal equipment from women, a justice heard.

Nevada hearing Officer Wesley Jackson testified that he arrived in Apr 2010 to check Naso’s Nevada home for violations of his hearing agreement and found food rotting on a kitchen opposite and waste strewn about.

All a bedrooms were locked, and Mr Jackson pronounced Naso resisted opening them for a time.

In Naso’s bedroom, Mr Jackson said, he found mannequin tools and a full mannequin clad in a red dress. Women’s slip was in a dresser drawers. In his garage, suitcases were found packaged with mannequin legs clad in hosiery.

Further searches of a home incited adult a box of knives and guns dark behind a fridge in Naso’s garage, authorities said.

Naso was banned to have weapons due to hearing from a transgression robbery self-assurance in California.

Parsons’ strangled physique was found in a Yuba City area of northern California in 1993, where Naso was vital during a time with his mentally ill son. Court papers state that Naso had photographed Parsons.

A 1993 calendar Naso kept had an entrance for Sep 15, Detective Brown said, that placed him in a area.

‘Stayed in (Yuba City) all day long. Took caring of some aged business,’ Detective Brown review from a calendar.

‘September 15 was a final time Parsons was famous to be alive,’ he added.

Tafoya was killed in a area when Naso lived in Yuba City. Her physique was found on a side of Highway 70 nearby Marysville Cemetery in 1994.

In a calendar entrance antiquated Aug 6, 1994, Naso referred to assembly with a lady in Marysville nearby a time of Tafoya’s death.

‘Picked adult a good extended in (Marysville). 4pm. She came over for 4 hours. Took photographs. Nice legs. She ripped me off,’ Detective Brown read, adding: ‘That’s a final date Tracy Tafoya was famous to be alive.’

Investigators have pronounced Naso competence have used his then-wife’s panty hose to suppress Roggasch, a prostitute whose 1977 murder went unsolved for decades.

Colon’s decomposed physique was found nearby Port Costa 1978 by a California Highway Patrol officer in Contra Costa County. Authorities have pronounced DNA justification collected from her fingernails could tie Naso to her slaying.

Officials have formerly pronounced Naso was being investigated for probable links to New York’s ‘Double Initial Murders’ of 3 girls in a early 1970s.
However, no charges have been filed.

Due to his work as a photographer, Naso trafficked between New York and California extensively for decades.

At a finish of a rough hearing, a decider will establish if prosecutors have adequate justification to take Naso to trial.

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