Victims of William Choyce

on January 1, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

William Choyce was charged with the murders of three people. We currently have information on all of his victims.

Lawanda Beck

Lawanda was murdered in 1997.

Gwendolyn Lee

Gwendolyn was murdered in 1997.

Victoria Bell

Victoria was murdered in 1988.


  • Sandy Betts says:

    I would like to know what the proof is that this is the killer of Victoria Bell ? I was one of the last people who saw her alive and saw the man whom I believe killed her, he followed her out from the restaurant I worked at in Oakland Ca. April 3d 1988 Easter Sunday.

  • Brian Combs says:

    Well, he was definitely convicted of Victoria’s death. Most articles about Choyce mention this. Here’s one. There is also a series of articles in the forums of John Douglas’ site.

    As for the evidence of her, I don’t have a transcript of the trial, so I can’t really speak to that, but apparently, he plead guilty to her murder.

    Hope that helps!

    • Sandy Betts says:

      That helps yes and no, because I know that there have been many people confessing to crimes that they had nothing to do with. Especially if they are told that they might get a lighter sentence.I wonder what the odds are that one serial killer follows a woman out of a restaurant and another serial killer sees her and kills her ? I do thank you for your information and links to more information on her murder just the same.

      • Shannon Star says:

        I looked up information in regards to evidence and it states that DNA evidence connected him to all three murders.

      • SJ Rogers says:

        Judge Lofthus repeated the sentence for each of the three women Choyce – a family man and trash hauler from Stockton – raped and murdered more than a decade ago. A DNA hit linked Choyce to the crimes while he was in prison for a previous rape conviction.

        DNA linked him to all three crimes. He pled guilty b/c he was.

  • Kate mills says:

    I am seeking information into the death of LaWanda Beck.
    Can you please help me?

  • Chenequa Beck says:

    If you did can you please send an email or just simply reply?? Thank you.

  • sandy betts says:

    Chenequa, Are you asking me if I knew LaWanda ? I didn’t sorry, but I am interested in all victims of serial killers. A.A. Male’s mostly kill people in their same race.

  • Chenequa Beck says:

    Oh okay. Sorry to bother you. I just wanted to know more about her. Thought maybe you were a friend of hers or something. But I can help you with information on this case. What did you want to know?

  • Crystal Bell says:

    I am the daughter of Victoria Bell. My name’s Crystal, she was married to my Late father Bert Bell when she died. I’m now 29yrs old. I’m looking to get all of the info that I can get on this Case. I stood trial for it, but I was pretty young and didnt understand what was going on. Please help. She also had a young son, my brother JoJo, I havent seen him since she died, I was only 2. I’m trying to locate him. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

  • Sandy betts says:

    Dear Crystal, I will do my best to help you find your brother Jo Jo. If you would like to contact me , you can find me at web site.I am very sorry for the loss of you mother and father. I tried to locate you father, when I found that he had past away, also too young.
    I think I know the area where Jo Jo could be living, my guess is where your father was when he died.

    Is Jo jo a nickname for John or Joseph ?

  • Jaervn says:

    First, to anyone who was affected by Choyce’s brutality has my deepest empathy. Second, it was DNA evidence.
    In the autobiography of his ex-wife, “Conquering Darkness,” she refers to evidence from the court cases. Wm. J. Choyce was first convicted of two rapes and was incarcerated for those crimes when he was linked by DNA to four cold cases: three rape/murders and another rape. The sixth rape victim testified. Total convictions: All the charges associated with three rape and three rape/murder cases. Unfortunately, as a serial offenders, there is a possibility Choyce committed other rapes and murders.

    So it is now 2016…is this man still alive on death row?

  • Rena says:

    It’s now 2017 and I just watched an episode of ‘Evil Lives Here’ from season 2, episode 8, titled ‘Our House of Horrors’ that featured commentary from Choyce’s ex-wife, Alice Swanson and his daughter, Crystal. Wanting to learn more about Choyce’s crimes, I did a google search that lead me here. His ex-wife stated that he would leave the home every night and never tell her where he was. He was probably out commiting more rapes or with prostitutes. I wonder though, how many other murders that remain unsolved that could possibly have been committed by him. If it’s true that for years he was out trolling around nightly, I highly doubt he only committed the three murders he was convicted for. Even if it was before the days of DNA and he didn’t know enough not to leave his behind. Just made me wonder.

    Also, to those of you connected to the case and wondering about the details, you should be able to easily submit an open records request at the county courthouse records division where the trial took place to obtain the trial transcripts. This can usually be done for a small fee or sometimes for free. Hope that helps if you’re still looking!

  • Linda w says:

    I just watched an episode of(Evil lives here) about William Choycr. It said he was still on deathrow

  • Karol Davis says:

    So did Crystal and Joseph Foster ever hook up?? I hope so. So sad that Choyce demolished their childhoods with each other. He just left a trail of destruction n victims, incl. ex wife n daughter. I feel for his ex. I’ll bet she wishes she had run out the door after his mother told him not to touch her, n never looked back!

  • edward brown says:

    just watched evil lives here i bet william killed more than thes 3 he was a strange duck

  • Cynthia says:

    Hi everyone my name is Cynthia I’m the daughter to his living victim….I’m writing this because she’s been trying to reach out to the ex wife can anyone help me

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