Tag: serial killers
In the late 1960s, Liza Rodman spent summers hanging out with Tony Costa, the handyman at the Royal Coachman hotel, where her mother worked. One of the many people Liza's mom enlisted to watch the 8-year-old and her sister, Tony was also a serial killer.
Jeffrey Dahmer was just 18 when he committed his first murder, much younger than the average age of serial killers, which researchers have determined is around 29 years old. Why did he wait nearly a decade before killing his next victim?
Over nearly two decades, Dennis Rader murdered at least 10 people in the Wichita, Kansas area under the pseudonym BTK ('Bind, Torture, Kill'). But despite his repeated taunts to the police and media, investigators were unable to hone in on a suspect.
Gary Heidnick's crimes helped inspire Buffalo Bill's character in 'Silence of the Lambs.' We spoke with the killer and self-described pastor's defense lawyer, Charles Peruto, Jr., about what it was like representing one of Philadelphia's most infamous criminals.