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

on August 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm in Book Reviews, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 5 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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Victim Studies 023: Dennis Rader

on October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Denis Rader, otherwise known as The BTK Killer, began his murder series in 1974, at the age of 28, and ended in 1991, in Kansas, United States. In 2005, he was found guilty for the murders of ten people and was sentenced to ten consecutive life terms in prison. Before…

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Victim Studies 022: Carl Panzram

on July 23, 2012 at 8:33 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Carl Panzram was a serial killer whose murder series is thought to have spanned from 1906, at the age of 15, until his arrest in 1928. Panzram was found guilty after he confessed to the murders of 2 boys and 21 men throughout the United States and Angola. He was…

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Victim Studies 021: Raymont Hopewell

on June 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm in Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Raymont Hopewell was found guilty for murdering five people and raping four women in Baltimore, United States. Hopewell’s murder series began in 1999, at the age of 28, and continued until his arrest in 2005. Throughout Hopewell’s murder series he was arrested on several charges including burglary, theft and drug…

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Victim of Gary Ridgway Identified

on June 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 2 Comments

A victim of Gary Ridgway has been identified, 30 years after she went missing. Sandra Denise Major was last seen by her family in New York in 1982, when she left without telling anyone her destination. Her family later received a postcard with no return address, but with a Seattle…

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Victim Studies 020: Ivan Milat

on June 4, 2012 at 9:26 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 8 Comments

Ivan Robert Marko Milat, otherwise known as The Backpack Killer or The Backpack Murderer, is a serial killer from Australia whose murder series spanned from 1989, at the age of 45, to sometime in 1992. He was found guilty for the murders of seven people, attempted murder, false imprisonment and…

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Victim Studies 017: Colonel Russell Williams

on April 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 2 Comments

David Russell Williams was found guilty for murdering two people, sexually assaulting two women, forcibly confining two women and eighty-two different charges related to breaking and entering in Ontario, Canada. Williams’s murder series began in November 2009, at the age of 46, and ended with his arrest in February of…

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Victim Studies 016: Robert Lee Yates

on April 10, 2012 at 7:38 am in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Robert Lee Yates is a serial killer from Washington whose murder series spanned from 1988, at the age of 36, until 1999, but is also known to have murdered prior to his series in 1975, at the age of 23. He was found guilty in 2000 for the murders of…

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Victim Studies 015: Wesley Shermantine

on March 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Wesley Howard Shermantine, otherwise known as one of the Speed Freak Killers, is a serial killer who was charged for the murders of 4 people in the United States. He was found guilty of four murders in 1999 and sentenced to death. Although he was found guilty of four murders…

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Victims of Billy Dean Battenfield

on March 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Billy Dean Battenfield has been found guilty for murdering three people and is currently on trial for the murder of another victim. We currently have information on all of his known victims. Edward Elkington Edward Elkington, age 83, was murdered in the late 1970s. Battenfield was found guilty and served…

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