Leonard Lake (October 29, 1945 - June 6, 1985) was suspected of joining forces with Charles Ng in a kidnapping, torture, rape and killing spree during the 1980s. When apprehended on a firearms charge, Lake took a cyanide pill and died at the police station. A search of his property uncovered 12 bodies and videos of the pair sadistically attacking different missing women. Also uncovered was a cell buried in a hillside where it was believed their victims were held captive and then murdered.
Leonard Lake & Charles Ng -Abducted women, used them as sex slaves, and then murdered them, together with any men, women, and children who got in their way. Leonard Lake committed suicide upon arrest, but Charles Ng was later convicted of killing 11 people. Between 1982 and 1985, Lake and Ng were believed to have abducted and killed as many as 25 victims, as evidenced by human remains found on Lake's California ranch.
Leonard Lake and Charles Ng were a pair of serial killers responsible for as many as 25 murders. They not hesitant to abduct entire families. After killing the men and children to get them out of the way, they would hold the women captive in a custom-built room in a bunker at Lake's ranch, tie them up and torture and rape them, videotaping each other while doing so. After killing the victims by either strangling or shooting them, they would often bury them in shallow graves on the property.