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Victim Studies 005: Andrei Chikatilo

on November 15, 2011 at 7:26 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Andrei Chikatilo, otherwise known as the Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper and The Rostov Ripper, was charged with the murders of 52 women, men and children. It is believed that Chikatilo began his serial series in Russia, 1978 and continued until January of 1990. Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders,…

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Victim Studies 005: Richard Trenton Chase

on November 8, 2011 at 7:46 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Richard Trenton Chase was charged with first degree murder for the killing of six people. Chase’s serial series is began in 1977, at the age of 27 and continued until 1978 in California. This serial series lasted 3 months before he was apprehended. Although it is believed that all of…

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Victim Studies 004: Ted Bundy

on November 1, 2011 at 7:10 am in Victim Studies, Victimology by | 5 Comments

Ted Bundy, born Theodore Robert Cowell, was a serial killer who was charged with the murders of 3 women, confessed to over 36 murders, but is suspected of murdering over 100 women in the United States. It is believed that his serial series began in 1961, but he was never…

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Victim Studies 003: Robert Hansen

on October 25, 2011 at 7:28 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Robert Christian Hansen has been charged with the murders of the four victims. Hansen’s serial series is thought to have begun in 1980, at the age of 41, and continued until 1983. During his serial series, it is believed that Hansen accumulated between 17 and 21 victims near Anchorage, Alaska….

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Victim Studies 002: Joseph Naso

on October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Editor’s Note: Joseph Naso has not been found guilty of murder. This article is based upon what it known about his alleged victims as of October 2011. Joseph Naso is suspected of having been involved in the murders of several women throughout the United States. His serial series is thought…

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Body of John Wayne Gacy Victim to be Exhumed

on October 7, 2011 at 9:36 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 2 Comments

Sherry Marino has always doubted that her 14-year-old son was victim of John Wayne Gacy. According to the Associated Press, she has been granted her request to have his body exhumed for DNA testing. It took more than three years to identify the supposed remains of her son using dental…

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Victim Studies 001: Gary Ridgway

on September 29, 2011 at 7:55 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Gary Ridgway, otherwise known as the Green River Killer, is a serial killer whose serial series spanned from 1982 until 2001. He is thought to have murdered at least 71 women but had been arrested and charged with the murders of 48 women in King County, Washington. Ridgway only chose…

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Alleged Victim of John Wayne Boyer Identified

on September 14, 2011 at 11:42 am in Forensics, Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

The badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in a wooded area near Interstate 20 in Darlington, South Carolina on August 3, 2000. No identification was found on the body, and cause of death was determined to be strangulation. Eleven years later, the remains have finally been identified. The…

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Trevaline Evans Disappearance may be Connected to Robin Ligus

on September 12, 2011 at 9:51 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

The Daily Mirror in the UK is reporting that convicted serial killer Robin Ligus may be involved in the disappearance of Trevaline Evans. Trevaline was a grandmother and antiques dealer in Llangollen, Wales. Around 12:40pm on a day in June 1990, she placed a sign on her shop door that…

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Judge Rules Against David Leonard Wood’s Petition

on August 21, 2011 at 10:21 am in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

David Leonard Wood has lost an appeal to have his conviction over-turned by an expert review of the DNA evidence of his trial. Judge Bert Richardson ruled: The court finds that the results of the DNA analysis do not establish that, had the results been available during the trial of…

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