SERIAL KILLER: Green River Killer

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Through the 80’s & 90’s, women in the state of Washington were turning up dead. First, along the Green River, then in other clusters throughout the state and even into Portland, Oregon. Not only had these women been murdered but their killer would re-visit their corpses and sexually assault them multiple times until their corpses were fully decomposed and consumed by maggots. A man named Gary Ridgway had been pointed out by a number of witnesses as being the Green River Killer but police were unable to make an arrest until DNA connected him to four crimes scenes in 2001 – two decades and at least 49 victims later.

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The Case

Gary Ridgway
Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer

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Interesting Fact: Did you know Ted Bundy helped law enforcement profile the Green River Killer before he was caught? And he was pretty spot on. You can read about that HERE.

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