Andrea Joy Hall
Hall, approximately 1979; Lawrence Bittaker; Roy Norris
Date reported missing : 07/08/1979
Missing location (approx) :
Redondo Beach, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/21/1960 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A one-piece burgundy bathing suit and blue terrycloth shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Hall may use the last name Rader. She has a two-inch scar on her tailbone.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hall grew up in Akron, Ohio and moved to Los Angeles, California in February 1978. She regularly sent letters home. She had no job at the time of her disappearance and her only steady source of income came from donating blood. She left behind a savings account containing just a few dollars.
Hall was last seen hitchhiking along the Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, California on July 8, 1979. She was picked up by Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris. They were later arrested and eventually convicted of murdering Hall and several other young women, including Lucinda Schaefer. Photographs of the two men are posted with this case summary.
Norris and Bittaker had driven around California in their silver 1977 GMC cargo van, which they nicknamed "Murder Mac," and abducted, raped and killed a large number of women. The men admitted to kidnapping, raping and killing Hall and dumping her body over a cliff.
Norris testified against Bittaker in exchange for a life sentence; Bittaker was sentenced to death. He was never executed, however; in December 2019, after forty years on death row, he died in San Quentin State Prison at the Age at the time of disappearance: of 79. In February 2020, Norris died in prison at the Age at the time of disappearance: of 72.
Schaefer and Hall's remains have never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Crime Library
California Attorney General's Office
Find a Grave
The Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Associated Press
The San Francisco Chronicle
Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. February 26, 2020; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.