The San Francisco Witch Killers

DeLani R. Bartlette
5 min readFeb 4, 2019
Suzan and Michael Bear

February is for lovers, so this month we’ll take a look at a rather rare type of serial killer: the folie a deux, or killer couples.

We’ll start with what I believe to be the craziest killer couple: Suzan and James/Michael “Bear” Carson, the psycho “Witch Killer Cult” who terrorized San Francisco in the early 1980s.