Tag: serial rapist
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.
Christopher Bernard Wilder became known as 'The Beauty Queen Killer' during a frenzied 1984 spree, where he criss-crossed the U.S., luring young women into his fancy cars and dangling the promise of work as a model, if they would just allow him to take their photographs. Some took the bait. Others, he took by force.
The unbelievable story of how a rape victim in Lynnwood, Washington was charged with falsely reporting the crime and how two female detectives, who believed her, teamed up to find the serial rapist responsible: Marc Patrick O'Leary.
Glynn Martin is a retired officer from the Los Angeles Police Department and the author of 'Satan's Summer in the City of Angels' about the local community's response to the 'Night Stalker' serial murders. Martin shares his experience as a young cop in the L.A. area during Richard Ramirez's reign of terror with A&E True Crime.
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.