Polly Klaas' house

Crime Scene Location in Petaluma, California

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Polly Klaas' house

This is Polly Klaas' former house.

It is located at 427 4th Street in Petaluma, California.

This address became the scene of an infamous kidnapping on the night of October 1st, 1993.

That night, at around 10.30 p.m., a drifter named Richard Allen Davis entered the house with a knife and abducted 12-year-old Polly Klaas from a slumber party that she had been having with two classmates.

The 39-year-old murdered Klass later that night and dumped her remains in a rural area off Highway 101, just south of Cloverdale.

Polly lived in this three-bedroom house with her mother, Eve Nichol, and her 6-year-old sister, Annie. Her parents were divorced. The 1,249 sqft property was built in 1907. It was last sold for $954,000 in April 2022.

Davis came to the attention of the authorities after it emerged that his car had become stuck in a ditch on a private property where the victim's tights were later found.

Although he initially denied any involvement, a palm print in Klass' bedroom connected him to the crime.

On December 4th, 1993, he confessed to Klass' murder and agreed to lead the authorities to her gravesite.

In August 1996, a jury in Santa Clara County convicted Davis of first-degree murder with special circumstances and sentenced him to death.

Richard Allen Davis
Following the verdict, Richard Allen Davis held up his middle fingers.

In May 2024, a judge denied his appeal to overturn his death sentence.

Davis, who is now in his 70s, is sitting on death row in the Adjustment Center at San Quentin State Prison.


The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


427 4th Street, Petaluma, California, CA 94952, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

38.230629, -122.633719

Details about the general area

Petaluma is situated in Sonoma County, between San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

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