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Victim Studies 014: Karla Homolka

on March 8, 2012 at 11:32 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Leanne Teale, is a serial killer who was found guilty on two counts of manslaughter for the murders of two young women in Ontario, Canada. In 1993, Homolka was only found guilty of manslaughter because the plea bargain that was offered to her to…

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Victims of the Gautung Serial Killer

on March 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm in Unsubs, Victimology by | 4 Comments

The Gautung Serial Killer is believed to have killed at least eight gay men between 2010 and 2012. We have information on the eight known victims and one possible victim. Jim Cathels Jim was found bound and strangled in his home in December 2010. Manolis Veloudos Manolis was murdered in…

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Victim Studies 013: Paul Bernardo

on February 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Paul Bernardo, otherwise known as Paul Jason Teate, is a serial killer who was charged with two first-degree murder charges, two sexual assaults, two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of kidnapping and one count of performing an indignity on a human body. He was found guilty on September 1,…

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Victim Studies 012: Beverly Allitt

on February 20, 2012 at 7:23 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Beverly Allitt was charged for murdering 4 children and injuring 9 others. While employed at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, Lincolnshire, it is believed that Allitt began her murder series in 1991, at the age of 23, and was caught 59 days later in England. Although she was convicted for murdering…

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Second Wesley Shermantine Victim Found

on February 11, 2012 at 10:18 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Information given by Wesley Shermantine has led investigators to the partial remains of another victim. The partial skull and bones found by trained dogs is believed to belong to a 16-year-old girl. Chevelle “Chevy” Wheeler played hooky from Franklin High School with Shermantine on October 16, 1985. She never returned…

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Skull of Possible Wesley Shermantine Victim Found

on February 10, 2012 at 11:14 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

John Vanderheiden, the father of one of Wesley Shermantine’s presumed victims, has been told by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department that a skull has been found using a map drawn by Shermantine. They believe the skull may belong to his daughter. The skull was found in rural Calaveras County…

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Investigators Searching for Bodies on Wesley Shermantine’s Former Property

on February 9, 2012 at 9:19 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

KCRA-TV reports that investigators are searching the property previously owned by the parents of Wesley Shermantine in the hopes of finding the bodies of more of his victims. Shermantine has repeatedly promised to reveal the locations of his victims, but has yet to produce anything useful. Investigators suspect that Shermantine…

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Victim Studies 011: Robin Gecht

on February 8, 2012 at 7:07 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Robin Gecht was not found guilty of committing any murders, but was found guilty of attempted murder, rape, deviate sexual assault, aggravated battery and armed violence in the United States. Although Gecht was not charged with murder, he is suspected have murdered at least 7 people and to have been…

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Parole Agent: Wesley Shermantine can be Transported Safely

on February 1, 2012 at 11:06 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Investigators hope to use the help of convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine in the search for the remains of victims, but the San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Department has concerns about transporting him safely and securely. But Susan Kane, a parole agent with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says…

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Victim Studies 010: Joel Rifkin

on January 30, 2012 at 8:08 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Joel Rifkin is known for being New York’s most notorious serial killer. Rifkin was formally charged for the murders of nine women, but is suspected of and confessed to the murders of 17 women. His known murder series spanned from 1989, at the age of 30, until his arrest in…

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