Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway – The Green River Killer (Killings between 1982 and 1984)Gary Ridgway - serial killers list

I hate nearly all prostitutes. I did not want to pay them for sex. I also chosen prostitutes as victims since they were easy to pick up without being seen. I knew they’d not be reported missing immediately, and might never be reported missing. ” These were some of the words of one of the worst slayers throughout American history, who was thought to have killed a lot more women than any other known serial killer – Gary Ridgway.

The Green River Killer drama originates at Aurora Avenue close to the banks of the Green River where countless prostitutes hang all-around, and where on July 15, 1982 the body of a young prostitute (around 16 years old) had been found. She was the very first victim of this infamous Green River Killer and had been raped and strangled till death. He had the particular habit of finding a landmark and leaving several dead bodies within ‘clusters, ” to keep in mind easily. Driving by these kind of clusters and keeping them in mind gave him an excitement.

The killings carried on and police couldn’t discover a clue, so the “Green River Taskforce” was created in 1984. The death count had reached 26 at that time.

Ted Bundy’s Aid

Another serial killer, Ted Bundy (who had sitting on the death row), offered to assist the authorities and gave of them several clues in to the working of the serial killer’s mind till the time he ended up being executed.


Ridgway was given birth to in Salt Lake City, Utah and he was one of three brothers. He had some sort of domineering mother that constantly yelled to their father and also controlled Ted entirely, and she was never happy with what he would do. Ridgway’s IQ was around 80, which signified a lite mental deficiency. He had a very troubled adolescence that led him to stabbing a six-year-old child when he was around 16. He always experienced an obsession towards prostitutes.

He was wedded for 14 years and he managed two completely different identities: one the life of the wonderful husband that went on romantic vacations, and the other of a infamous serial killer.

Killings and Sentence

The Green River Killer caused mayhem for 2 and half years throughout the 1980s. He pleaded guilty to 48 kills in 2003, but claimed to be the killer of 71 women of all ages. A controversial plea bargain he joined into spared him execution in trade for helping to uncover the remains of all those women by offering details. This created a great deal of controversy as lots of people believed that an individual who murdered that many people should not end up being spared the maximum sentence.

He was sentenced to 48 life sentences and he is currently incarcerated in Washington in the Washington State Penitentiary.

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