Green River Killer

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Her Runaway Daughter Met an Unthinkable Fate
Her Runaway Daughter
Met an Unthinkable Fate

Her Runaway Daughter Met an Unthinkable Fate

Cecile Gaspar didn't learn what happened to 14-year-old Wendy until 2020

(Newser) - In August 1983, Cecile Gaspar's 14-year-old daughter ran away from her Colorado home. Again. Gaspar had grown accustomed to her teen's penchant for taking off, which Gaspar chalked up to Wendy Stephens going through a rebellious period after falling in with a new crowd, writes Leah Worthington for...

What It's Like to Discover You Likely Slept With a Serial Killer

Jill McCabe Johnson writes about that very thing for Slate

(Newser) - Jill McCabe Johnson isn't 100% sure that the man she slept with one night as an 18-year-old was Gary Ridgway—more commonly known as the Green River Killer, who had at least 49 victims—but she's pretty close to it. In a lengthy piece for Slate , Johnson recounts...

Decades Later, Teen Runaway Identified as Serial Killer Victim

Wendy Stephens was 14 when murdered in 1980s by Green River Killer Gary Ridgway

(Newser) - Genetic genealogy helped identify the youngest known victim of one of the nation's most prolific serial killers almost 37 years after her remains were discovered near a baseball field south of Seattle, per the AP . Wendy Stephens was 14 and had run away from her home in Denver before...

Numbers Guy Thinks He Can Spot Serial Killers
Numbers Guy Thinks He
Can Spot Serial Killers

Numbers Guy Thinks He Can Spot Serial Killers

Thomas Hargrove has an algorithm on murderers

(Newser) - When he worked as a reporter, Thomas Hargrove was known as a numbers guy, a data cruncher. Now in retirement at 61, that's even more true. Hargrove has made a national database on murders, using data from the FBI and police departments, and he's created a system to...

Green River Killer: 20 More Bodies Still Out There

Serial killer gives first interviews in decades

(Newser) - Seattle's KOMO has quite the scoop: The first interviews with one of America's most prolific serial killers since he was imprisoned a decade ago. It's pretty grim stuff. Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to killing 48 women (a 49th victim was IDed in 2011), but...

Cops ID Old Victim of Green River Killer

DNA identifies Sandra Denise Major as one of Gary Ridgway's 49 victims

(Newser) - Washington state authorities said they have positively identified the remains of a woman killed by the Green River Killer, one of the nation's most prolific killers. The King County Sheriff's Office said yesterday that remains found in Auburn, Wash., in 1985 belong to Sandra Denise Major. The 20-year-old...

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