Skip to comments.Green River Killer is charged with 49th murder after missing woman's skull is found in ravine
Posted on 02/08/2011 4:47:57 PM PST by Niuhuru
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is facing his 49th murder charge for the death of a woman whose skull was found by teenagers in a ravine, 28 years after she went missing.
Ridgway, 61, is already serving 48 consecutive life sentences after being jailed in 2003 for a strangling spree which terrorised Seattle and its northern suburbs in the early 1980s. He once said he killed so many women he could not keep track of them all.
He had previously confessed to killing Rebecca 'Becky' Marrero, a 20-year-old mother and prostitute last seen when she left a motel in 1982.
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“Green River Running Red” was an excellent book.
Seems like I watched some show with Mark Fuhrman and he claimed the investigators really botched the case when they were trying to find him.
The Plea Bargain for this monster was the most idiotic things ever contrived by the Justice Department. The way it is written if they find a thousands girls bodies that can be tied to him, they can’t execute him as long as the bodies are located in King County.
This will give birth to another even deadlier killer in King County some day, mark my words.
They should have capped this guy a long time ago.
Wow, what a stand up guy! (sarcasm alert for the sarcastic impaired)
UK Daily Mail? U. S. Story, right?
I have been off most of the day, but no local press?
To my knowledge no. The DM, for being a tabloid, is really well informed and these days the only good stuff comes from teh tabloids.
The police weren’t allowed to work with officers from other jurisdictions, plus turf issues, complicated things. They had their eye on Ridegeway, but they only had circumstantial evidence, nothing concrete. But one thing that chilled me is how he (Ridgeway) had garage sales, selling the things of his victims. The investigators should have gone to a few of them.
I’ll check it out. Frightening to think he lived so long having gotten away with it. Same with BTK. For the life of me, I can’t fathom how the police felt getting that new letter from BTK after all those years.
Since there is cast iron evidence, it’s too high risk to keep these killers alive. For the life of me, I’ll never understand WHY they are being kept in prison. No matter how secure, there’s always that risk that they might escape or some parole board might get some hippie on there and let the monsters out.
If nothing else, her family can have a proper burial (of sorts) and know that she still isn’t out there... but hopefully in heaven. I don’t know if that will give them any sort of comfort but not knowing what happened to a family member must be very hard. Just a thought.
It would be so nice if they could find a way to breach the deal and convict him on one of the other charges.
Of course he’d still be able to cheat the executioner.
Some days I really despise this state.
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