About Judi Roth Crippen

Judi Roth Crippen is originally from Hollywood, Florida’s gold coast. She became fascinated with serial killers at a young age, after reading “Helter Skelter”. She has a few bizarre connections to serial killers: Otis Toole and Jeffrey Dahmer (the former who confessed to killing Adam Walsh – who lived a few miles from her home and was abducted from the mall she and her siblings frequented; the latter who is suspected of having been the actual murderer), Danny Rolling, and spree killer Raymond Lee Baker, who murdered her aunt (who was eight months pregnant) in 1983. Baker is currently serving consecutive sentences at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, FL. Ms. Crippen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and currently resides in Austin, Texas where she works as a pharmacy coordinator. You can follow her on Twitter at @flwr6pwr9.

Nobody’s Women The Crimes and Victims of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Serial Killer by Steve Miller

on August 13th, 2013 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 6 Comments

Anthony Sowell was a former Marine, an alcoholic and a crack addict. His youth had not been an easy one; he was one of seven children in a household with little love and lots of abuse amongst his siblings as well as his cousins (his half-sister and her seven children…

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Book Review “How a Colonel Became a Killer” by Cal Millar and Ian Robertson

on February 21st, 2013 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Russell Williams. The former Canadian Air Force Colonel who, in 2007, began an 873 day crime spree during which he broke in to over eighty houses, stole hundreds of articles of women’s clothing and lingerie, photographed and catalogued his ‘trophies’, culminating in the rape and murder of two women. The…

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Book Review: “Camouflaged Killer” by David A. Gibb

on August 13th, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | 6 Comments

On the outside, Russell Williams was a “normal” man. There was nothing particularly unusual about him. He was a colonel in the Canadian Forces, having held high level positions throughout his military career. He had a wife, a cat, a few houses and a secret so dark it was nearly…

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Book Review: “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson

on April 30th, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

In late 1800s Chicago, two men set the city on its ear: Daniel Burnham, architect and planner, and HH Holmes, the first American serial killer. Burnham was responsible for orchestrating the Chicago World’s Fair; Holmes built what was billed as “The World’s Fair Hotel”. Holmes’ hotel was anything but. Described…

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Book Review: “Blood on the Altar” by Tobias Jones

on March 26th, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Potenza, Italy is located in the remote region of Basilicata (known today as Lucania). It is a region full of rich history – it is where Mussolini sent political opponents of his regime, where John Paul Getty III was hidden when he was kidnapped in the 1970s and more recently,…

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Book Review: “The Serial Killer Whisperer” by Pete Earley

on February 27th, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

In 1992, Tony Ciaglia suffered a traumatic brain injury no one should have survived. He did, in spite of being pronounced clinically dead three times. His recovery was not an easy one as he was prone to uncontrollable behavior for which he was heavily medicated. Throughout his life he would…

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Book Review: “The Gainesville Ripper” by Mary Ryzuk

on January 23rd, 2012 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers by | No Comments

In August of 1990, students were returning for the fall semester at the University of Florida (UF). Christina Powell and Sonja Larson were starting out on their adventures as freshmen living in an off campus apartment, Tracy Paules and Manuel “Manny” Taboada were returning for their senior year and Christa…

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