The Barbara Jean Jepsen Murder: January 31, 1956.


On January 31, 1956, Barbara Jean Jepsen, an 18-year-old married woman, was found stabbed to death by her husband Joe Earl Jepsen inside their unit at 15050 Victory in Van Nuys. The murder of the young woman shocked the city. Photos of the crime scene exteriors are kept in the USC Digital Archives and offer a glimpse…