The List Of Ten: Here's How Many Victims Joseph Naso Actually Had

Although serial killer Joseph Naso was initially tried and convicted in the killings of four women in California, it is highly believed that he had more victims — perhaps as many as 10 more.

As SFIST reports, In 2013, Naso was found guilty for the murders of Roxene Roggasch, Carmen Colon, Pamela Parsons, and Tracy Tafoya. All four were young women believed to be sex workers, murdered by Naso between 1977 and 1994. Because the first and last names of each of his victims started with the same letter, he was dubbed the "Alphabet Killer." Decades would go by before he was eventually caught. But even as he sits in prison today for his crimes, he is linked to the deaths of at least two other victims, and authorities are investigating even more.

According to the Press Democrat newspaper, Naso was living in Reno, Nevada, on probation for three years following a felony larceny conviction. During a standard probationary check in 2009, an officer made a disturbing discovery. According to the Bay Area NBC affiliate, the officer found the infamous List of Ten, which documented Naso's accounting of crimes he committed against young women. The journal had 10 entries detailing the sadistic violence he committed against 10 nameless victims. He only described his victims as "Girl" and by geographic location. Graphic nude images of his victims in weird poses — Naso had worked as a photographer — were also found in the search of his home.

Time Catches Up with a Serial Killer

Naso was sentenced to death in 2013 and currently sits on California's death row. The state's governor issued a moratorium on all death penalty executions in the state in 2019. Naso is one of more than 700 inmates on death row, and at 87 years old, he may well die in prison before execution takes place.

The Mercury News tells that Naso remains a possible suspect in the other unsolved murders of Sharileea Patton and Sara Dylan but he has not been charged in either of their deaths.

Back in his hometown of Rochester, New York, it is believed that he may be responsible for the deaths of three victims killed there during the 1970s — all victims whose first and last names also share the same initial, according to Mercury News.

The story documenting the investigation and arrest of Naso will be the subject of a forthcoming discovery+ program on February 23.