Before serial killer David Berkowitz received the nickname “Son of Sam,” he was known as the .44 Caliber Killer. Igniting paranoia over the tri-state area, Berkowitz remained at large as he taunted the NYPD. In a new documentary, The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam, reporters can be seen polling dark-haired women about their thoughts and feelings on the man who seemed to be targeting women who looked just like them.
In the footage, Channel 11 News reporter Jeff Kamen can be seen asking women if they cosidered dyeing their hair to avoid attracting the notorious murderer.
“Berkowitz’s method of stalking the streets at night, murdering brazenly, was incredibly difficult to track, and the NYPD formed a 200-person task force, Operation Omega, to bring him to justice. Attacking young couples in different sections of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn meant that no neighborhood was safe during his rampage, and police and the public had