Detective Revisits Dorothea Montalvo Puente's HomeLoading
  • John Cabrera, right, the lead detective on the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case said he discovered one of the victims buried below his feet and several others in the yard as he gave a tour of the home she rented that has been remodeled and was part of the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. A mannequin representing Puente is at left in the owner's yard. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran the boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • John Cabrera, right, the lead detective on the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case said he discovered one of the victims buried below his feet and several others in the yard as he gave a tour of the home she rented that has been remodeled and was part of the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. A mannequin representing Puente is at right in the owner's yard. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • John Cabrera, right, the lead detective on the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case said he discovered one of the victims buried below his feet and several others in the yard as he gave a tour of a home she rented that has been remodeled and was part of the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. A mannequin representing Puente is at right in the owner's yard. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • The lead detective John Cabrera for the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case shows pictures of her from left to right dated 1982, when she was arrested, 1985, when she was released on parole, and 1988, when he took her down to police headquarters, during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. He was viewing the home for the first time since when the murders took place. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Lead detective John Cabrera for the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case showed off pictures of Puente and the crime scene during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Lead detective John Cabrera for the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case said this room was the death room where he discovered body fluids in the carpet as he showed off old crime scene photos during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Lead detective John Cabrera, left, for the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case answers questions about the case in the yard where most of the people were found buried during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Dr. Bob Guildner, left, was one of the volunteers during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. He was explaining that this was the death room where Dorothea Montalvo Puente stored her victims before dragging them down the back staircase for burial in her yard. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Lead detective for the Dorothea Montalvo Puente, right, is hugged by Laura Santos, former deputy coroner on the Dorothea Montalvo Puente case during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. They were both touring the house for the first time since it was bought and remodeled. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house. The victims were found buried in the yard.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Doreen Sinclair, president of the Sacramento Art Deco Society, glances over at a door that had a hidden trap door inside when Dorothea Montalvo Puente lived there, during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Doreen Sinclair, left, president of the Sacramento Art Deco Society, stands in front of a door that had a hidden trap door inside when Dorothea Montalvo Puente lived there, during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • While on tour of the former Dorothea Montalvo Puente crime scene people photographed a sign, "Trespassers will be drugged and buried in the yard," during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A steady stream of people toured the boarding home that Dorothea Montalvo Puente's lived in during the Sacramento Old City Association's annual home tour on Sunday September 15, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Puente was charged with nine murders but convicted of only three when she ran this as a boarding house. Many bodies were found buried in what is now a manacured yard at left.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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