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Victim Studies 009: Robert Pickton

on January 19, 2012 at 7:56 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Robert Pickton was found guilty for the murder of six women in British Columbia, Canada. Although he was charged with second-degree murder for murdering the six women, it is believed that he murdered over 60 people during his murder series. Pickton’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from…

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Alleged Victims of Itzcoatl Ocampo

on January 16, 2012 at 11:26 am in Alleged Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Itzcoatl Ocampo has been arrested in connection with the Orange County Homeless Murders, and has been charged with four killings. The four alleged victims are: James Patrick McGillivray James, 53, was stabbed to death near a shopping center in Placentia, California on December 20, 2011. Lloyd Middaugh Lloyd, 42, was…

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Photos from Oakland County Child Killer Suspect’s Suicide Scene

on January 12, 2012 at 11:27 am in Forensics, Unsubs by | 2 Comments

Yesterday, I reported on developments in the Oakland County Child Killer case. One of the developments was that the family of one of the victims has released photos from the suicide of suspect Christopher Busch. Now we have the photos. Several of them have portions blackened out. I assume that…

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Victim Studies 008: Jeffrey Dahmer

on January 6, 2012 at 7:24 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 3 Comments

Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted for the murders of 15 people in the United States, though it is believed that he was involved in 17 murders. Dahmer’s murder series began when he was 18, on June 6, 1978, and continued until June 19, 1991. Dahmer was arrested on July 22, 1991…

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Victim Studies 007: John Wayne Gacy

on December 27, 2011 at 7:40 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

John Wayne Gacy was convicted for murdering 33 people in the United States, but may have been involved in additional murders. Gacy’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from 1972, at the age of 30, until his arrest in 1978. There is still an ongoing investigation into Gacy’s…

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DA Disputs Single Killer Theory for Gilgo Beach

on December 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm in Law Enforcement, Unsubs by | No Comments

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota told legislators at a county hearing that he believes more than one killer may be responsible for the ten sets of human remains found on and around Gilgo Beach. Spota made specific reference to the male victim, who was found dressed in women’s clothing…

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Is a Serial Killer Targeting Prostitutes in Ottawa?

on December 12, 2011 at 11:46 am in Law Enforcement, Unsubs by | 1 Comment

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Police Chief Vern White warned the women of his city Friday that a serial killer may be targeting prostitutes. He indicated that investigators have identified a pattern in the slayings of several Ottawa prostitutes, but declined to give details. Said Chief White: I am here … to…

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Victim Studies 006: Christopher Wilder

on December 6, 2011 at 7:41 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 12 Comments

Christopher Wilder, otherwise known as the Beauty Queen Killer, was involved in the murders of 8 people, but may have been involved in many more. Wilder began his murder series in February of 1984, in the United States, though some argue that he may be involved in the unsolved Wanda…

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Dean Corll Victim Identified

on December 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Forensic scientists in Harris County have identified Roy Eugene Bunton as a victim of Dean Corll. Bunton was last seen as he was leaving for work at Northwest Mall in Houston. Conflicting reports have this happening in either 1971 or 1972, when he was 17 or 18 years old. Bunton’s…

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Victim of John Wayne Gacy Identified

on November 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

DNA evidence has determined one of the unidentified remains of John Wayne Gacy to be William George Bundy. A 19-year-old construction worker, William disappeared in 1976. Family members have long suspected he was one of Gacy’s victims. The Cook County Sheriff Office issued a plea for DNA samples from the…

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