Ghost Adventures: Dorothea Puente Murder House

After an occupant claims to be visited by the late Dorothea Puente less than a week prior, Zak Bagans and the crew arrive in Sacramento, CA, to investigate the former home of the elderly serial killer. During the investigation, the crew finds potential evidence of undiscovered victims, and Zak is crippled by an unseen force.

The Ghost Adventures Crew

The Ghost Adventures crew prepares to enter the former home of serial killer Dorothea Puente.

Dorothea Puente Murder House

Dorothea murdered nine people in her Sacramento boarding house back in the 1980s. Seven of her victims were found buried on the property. 

Zak Bagans

Today, the property features reminders of its violent past, with signs that say things like, “Trespassers will be drugged and buried in the yard”—which is spooky enough. But the lifelike mannequin on the front porch, which looks quite a bit like Dorothea herself, adds to the eerie vibe. 

Dorothea Puente Murder House

Between the signs, mannequins and other bizarre yard knickknacks, it’s not just the haunted happenings that might be scaring the neighbors.  

John Cabrera

Sgt. John Cabrera, now retired, was the lead detective on the case and one of the first to on the scene of what he calls the “house of horrors.” He recalls his experience in the “death room”—the room in which Dorothea would prepare her victims for burial—to Zak. 

Dorothea Puente Murder House

According to John, Dorothea’s method of killing was poison. But, he reveals some of her victims might have been buried alive. 

Zak Bagans

Zak takes a tour of the Dorothea Puente Murder House. 

Dorothea Puente Murder House

Iniside one of the bedrooms in the home. Think you could spend a night here?

Dorothea Puente Murder House

An old photo of Dorothea Puente. 

Chad Williams

Chad Williams, the homeowners’ nephew, speaks to the “dark cloud” hovering over the property. 

Peggy Holmes

Peggy Holmes, 91, lives on the ground floor of the home. She says she’s caught the scent of “old blood” and has seen the ghostly apparition of Dorothea. 

Michael and Marti Parry

The crew calls upon Michael and Marti Parry, two psychics who may be able to offer up more insight into the property. 

Billy Tolley, Michael Parry and Marti Parry

The pair is blindfolded and won’t know anything about the location they’re reading prior to their arrival. What will they uncover?