Morris Solomon Jr. is on death row in San Quentin State Prison for killing six women in the 1980s. OBSERVER staff writer Antonio R. Harvey wrote a book, “The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park,” about the serial-homicide case under his pen name, Tony Ray Harvey.
(Solomon photo courtesy of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial killer Morris Solomon Jr. at Underground Books in Oak Park. But this time, Harvey will have a special guest.

Former Sacramento Police homicide detective John Cabrera will also appear at the free event from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 12. Underground Books is located at 2814 35th Street (35th and Broadway).
Cabrera and Harvey will discus, “The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park: Morris Solomon Jr.,” which is authored under Harvey’s pen name, Tony Ray Harvey. The book was first published in July 2012.
During the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s, Solomon killed six young women in the Oak Park area between 1986 and 1987. Initially, the handyman was charged with seven murders.
Solomon, 70, is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison for four, first-degree murders.
The authorities believe he is responsible for more unsolved homicides and the disappearance of other women that have not been found this day.
Cabrera worked on the handyman’s case, and significantly, the Dorothea Puente “Boardinghouse” serial killer case, too. Puente was accused of drugging and killing seven people that lived in her abode at 1426 F street in midtown Sacramento.
The remains were unearthed from the boarding house on Nov. 11, 1988. Puente passed away in a California prison in March 2011 at the age of 82.
For more information about the book and Cabrera’s and Harvey’s discussion, call Underground Books at (916) 737-3333.
By Antonio Harvey
OBSERVER Staff Report