Tag: Green River Killer
Serial killers have long targeted prostitutes—from Jack the Ripper, an uncaught murderer who terrorized women in late 19th-century London, to the Long Island Serial Killer, an uncaught murderer whose last confirmed victim disappeared in September 2010 after advertising sex work on Craigslist. We explore the various reasons why serial killers prey upon sex workers.
Gary Leon Ridgway, who raped and murdered more than 49 women, was obsessed with deviant sex and visiting prostitutes. This, combined with his aggression and violence, were significant driving forces behind his murderous actions, says Mary Ellen O'Toole, a retired FBI senior profiler who interviewed Ridgway.
Dr. Mike Aamodt, forensic psychology professor at Radford University, on why female serial killers have declined over the years, why there was a big jump in serial killings in the U.S. between the 1960s and 1980s and his most surprising finding in his research of serial killers.