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    Gary Ridgway "The Green River Killer"

    Green River killer Gary Ridgway faces death penalty over Teresa Lewis crime

    The 61-year-old American serial killer, Gary Ridgway faces possible death penalty over Teresa Lewis crime. All time, interesting research is created by serial killers as their crimes, methods, and bizarre thought behaviors. Gary Ridgway has murdered 48 women in Washington during the 1980s and 1990s by strangling them and after strangling, he would leave their bodies throughout King County. He was known as Green River Killer.

    The Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway has former escaped execution by the state of Washington because he declared that he had killed 48 women. But the death specter penalty still appears large over Ridgway. The case is derived from the Green River that begins in Washington State and empties into the Puget Sound in Seattle.

    An Oregon detective Marcom strongly considered that Ridgway is responsible for at least two murders that happened in the state of Oregon. He added that if it is proved that they were killed in Oregon, and then he may possibly face the death penalty.

    Ridgway admitted for 48 murders including 42 of the 49 murders on the police’s list of probable Green River Killer victims and 6 more murders, including one as recently as 1998.

    The 16-year-old, Angela Girdner remained in July 1983 and was founded in April 1985 from the roadside in Tualatin in Oregon. The site was proximity to the place where the bodies of Shirley Sherill and Denise Bush were discovered. Ridgway has confessed that both Bush and Sherill were his victims.

    Marcom discoursed that Ridgway did not confess killing Girdner because the murder occurred in Oregon where he will not be protected by his plea deal in Washington. Marcom is trying to follow the witness William Wakefield, the third, who was Girdner’s pimp.

    Gary Ridgway was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 18th 1949. Mary Steinman was his mother and father Thomas Ridgway. Gary was raised in McMicken Heights, Washington and had a peculiar childhood outshined by a domineering and unsavory relationship with his mother.

    Gary was a bed-wetter and was assumed to be of very low intelligence, with an approximate 82 I.Q. during the school time, he had trouble with poor academic standing and attempted his first homicide in around 1966 at the age of 16 years old by luring a six year old boy into the woods and stabbing him. The planned victim survived and Ridgway started to twist stranger heights by growing an obsession with pornography, which is an ordinary denominator in almost all serial killers historical reports. He has been married many times, and he has one son.

    Gary started a campaign of destruction to remove the world of as many prostitutes as he perhaps could after attempting his first murder. Then he continued to kill the working girls and then he dumped their bodies into “The Green River” in Washington State. So he has been called as “The Green River Killer”. Then he began to dump the victims in unusual sites he referred to as “clusters.” Gary enjoyed visiting these dump sites and it was exposed later that he connected in the morbid practice of necrophilia so he could relive the murder and revel in his aggression and sexual perversion. He also posed the bodies and left strange articles on the bodies like fish, and stones, the meaning of which were never understood.

    Afterward, the King County Sheriff’s office formed “The Green River Task Force” to investigate the cord of murders and was consisted of famous detectives Robert Keppel, Dave Reichert, and John E. Douglas. In the case, the detectives consulted with death row inmate “Ted Bundy” who was waiting effecting for his crimes in Florida.

    The Green River Killer was very same in his methods of killing and investigators thought Bundy could help with approaching and be able to help them catch this man. Clues that would ultimately be of vital importance were collected at this time including paint chips, and later a DNA swab was taken from Ridgway that would be the main thing for evidence that would criminal him.

    Finally the killer, Ridgway was arrested in 2001 on the base of the hair and saliva sampled that were taken into evidence. Investigators decided to take close look at all the data connecting to him. Amazingly the DNA evidence had been preserved and that was a positive match with investigated four of the murders.

    The Green River Killer had been arrested and the murder had been stopped, but not before he was convicted of more serial murders then any other person in U.S. record. He pled responsible to 48 counts of motivated murder in his trial in 2003. Though some consider that the over total of murders occurred by Ridgway is nearer to 90.

    He was obtainable life in prison when being sentence if he gave up locations of where he dumped the bodies. But this sentenced was resisted to the death penalty. One more time, the death penalty was spared; he would avoid death and spend life in prison for his confession, details of the murders, and additional information.

    No murder can be so cruel that there are not still useful imbeciles who do gloss over the murderer and apologize.

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    Tacoma Man Hits The Woods To Find Murder Victims Of The Green River Killer

    He terrorized the community for two decades and murdered dozens of women. Green River killer Gary Ridgway is locked up for his crimes. Earlier this week, we told you about a Tacoma man who believes some of the serial killer's victims have yet to be found, and that's why on Saturday he launched his own search.

    In the thick wooded area about 5 miles east of Enumclaw, Rob Fitzgerald and his cadaver dog "Wendy" are retracing the steps of Green River killer Gary Ridgway.

    "So, it was an area that would have fit that profile, it would have been OK for him to put a body here and get back to it for access, because, he did revisit them," said Fitzgerald.

    For the last year Rob has studied this terrain and Ridgway's method of murder. He believes Ridgway dumped as many as 10 bodies somewhere in these woods in East King County in the 80's and 90's.

    Rob has invested $10,000 of his own money and put together a search team with a Law Enforcement background to scour a 40 mile long area along State Route 410 to Greenwater. He wants to bring the victim's families some closure.

    "It gave him plenty of room to stop. No one would notice what he was doing here, you can see there's cars, makes no big deal," said Fitzgerald.

    Gary Ridgway escaped the death penalty 7 years ago when he confessed to killing 48 women. But, Cops always believed he murdered more victims he didn't fess up to.

    Rob thinks with "Wendy's" trained nose and new high tech equipment that Cops didn't have two decades ago, he'll find human remains that went undiscovered.

    "This is a soil density meter and what it does it can tell if the soil has ever been dug. You scan a huge area we set up a grid with ropes, and if there's ever been a grave dug on it it'll show up as a hot spot on there," said Fitzgerald.

    Rob's team is working alone the King County Sheriff's Office is not involved in this search. That's why Rob wants to make sure what he turns over to the Cops is legitimate.

    "This is called a comparative skeleton we use it for bone comparisons. So, we have every bone in the human body, so, if we find a bone there's lots of animal bones in the woods this gives us a way to compare it to an actual human bone," said Fitzgerald.

    Rob and his team didn't make any major discoveries on Saturday, but, they have plenty of time to do so. They'll be searching the wooded area east of Enumclaw for the rest of the summer.

    No murder can be so cruel that there are not still useful imbeciles who do gloss over the murderer and apologize.

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    Skull found in Wash. ravine identified as that of possible Green River killer victim

    Children playing in a ravine south of Seattle this week found the skull of a young mother who vanished nearly three decades ago and has long been thought to be a victim of Green River serial killer Gary Ridgway.

    The King County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that dental records identified the remains as those of 20-year-old Rebecca "Becky" Marrero, who was last seen Dec. 3, 1982, as she left a motel room on Pacific Highway South.

    Green River killer Gary Ridgway was arrested in 2001 after DNA tests linked him to some of dozens of unsolved killings dating to the early 1980s. He pleaded guilty two years later to murdering 48 women, most of them runaways, prostitutes and drug addicts in a deal that spared him from the death penalty.

    Marrero, who had a 3-year-old daughter, was believed to be one of Ridgway's early victims. But he was never charged in her case because her body wasn't found and because Ridgway couldn't provide investigators with enough information about her to prove he killed her.

    Marrero's skull was found Tuesday in a ravine in Auburn, about 25 miles south of Seattle. It was the same area where the remains of another Ridgway victim, Marie Malvar, were found in September 2003.

    It wasn't immediately clear if the King County Prosecutor's Office planned to charge Ridgway in Marrero's death.

    "With the discovery of Ms. Marrero's remains detectives and prosecutors will now review the investigation into her disappearance and death," the office said in a written statement. "Investigators will examine all aspects of the case including any potential involvement of Ridgway."

    One of Ridgway's attorneys, Mark Prothero, was out of the office Thursday and couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

    Prothero wrote in his book on the case, "Defending Gary," that during extensive interviews Ridgway had "never been able to give the detectives anything useful on the Rebecca Marrero case."


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    Victim's family wants death penalty for Green River Killer

    For 28 years, Shawnte Fashaw wondered what happened to her mother.

    On December 3, 1982, Marrero left then 3-year-old Fashaw with her mother, saying she would only be gone for a short time. She never returned.

    "Not knowing for so many years is pretty hard, you know," said Fashaw.

    In December, kids playing in Auburn found bones that turned out to be the remains of Fashaw's mother, Becky Marrero. It's a discovery that brought tears to Fashaw for all the holidays she spent not knowing what happened.

    "At times when my children are born she can't be there. At birthday at holidays, she can't be there it's hard," said Fashaw.

    Authorities are investigating Marrero as a possible 49th victim of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway. The former truck painter was convicted in 2003 of the deaths of 48 women. It was a plea deal that allowed Ridgway to avoid the death penalty and instead face 48 life sentences.

    "I don't know what you have to do in the State of Washington to get the death penalty," said Marrero's sister Mary. "He needs to go to death row. He knows he got away with 48 or 49 murders."

    Mary was able to say goodbye to her sister. She spent time with her remains at the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

    "I held her and prayed for her and looked over every piece of bone," she said.

    Marrero says her family is having a hard time coming up with the $8,000-plus to pay for Marrero's funeral. The family has set up the Becky Marrero Memorial Fund at BECU branches.

    While The King County Prosecutor Dan Satterburg considers whether to charge Ridgway with the murder, her daughter is trying to move on. Fashaw says she is now working to become something her mother could be proud of.

    "I want to be the type of mother she never had a chance to be," she said.


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    Ridgway to be charged with 49th murder; could face death penalty

    The King County Prosecutor's Office plans to charge Green River killer Gary L. Ridgway with a new count of aggravated murder in connection with the slaying of a 20-year-old woman who vanished after leaving a SeaTac motel in 1982.

    The woman, Becky Marrero, was long believed to be a victim of Ridgway, who confessed to her slaying when he agreed to plead guilty to 48 other murders eight years ago in a deal that likely spared his life. But it wasn't until December, after three teens stumbled upon her remains in an Auburn ravine, that prosecutors had the evidence they needed to charge Ridgway with her slaying.

    Depending on how Ridgway pleads to the new charge, he could face the death penalty, according to the Prosecutor's Office.

    Because Ridgway previously confessed to Marrero's killing, the charge falls under the terms of his controversial 2003 plea agreement, prosecutors said.

    If Ridgway enters a guilty plea to Marrero's death he will maintain his current status of serving life in prison without the possibility of parole under the agreement, according to the Prosecutor's Office. If Ridgway pleads not guilty, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg could seek the death penalty for Marrero's slaying. In the coming weeks, Ridgway will be brought to King County from the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla to face arraignment on the new murder charge. It will be the first time he has set foot in a Seattle courtroom since he was sentenced on Nov 5, 2003.

    Since 2003, Ridgway has been in the ultra-secure Intensive Management Unit, or solitary confinement, at the Washington State Penitentiary, according to the state Department of Corrections (DOC). Every 30 days, a panel reviews his case to see if he is ready to be moved into general population, but because of his notoriety he has remained in his single-person cell, said DOC spokeswoman Maria Peterson.

    Ridgway has never asked to be moved from the Intensive Management Unit to general population, Peterson said.

    Marrero was last seen Dec. 3, 1982, leaving the Western Six Motel at South 168th Street and Pacific Highway South. She left her 3-year-old daughter with her mother, intending to be gone only a short time.

    Marrero's mother, Rebecca, reported her missing on July 20, 1984. She had always been hopeful her daughter was still alive, said Jenny Wieland Ward, executive director of the Everett-based Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims.

    When Ridgway pleaded guilty to the 48 other murders in 2003, Becky Marrero's brother, Perfecto Marrero, was in attendance. He was disappointed that his sister's name was not listed among the victims read aloud in court.

    "The detectives had told us that she was not on the list, but we thought that they were at least going to mention her name," he told The Seattle Times in 2003. "We thought that they were going to say something, or have some answers for us, but they did not."

    Ridgway's guilty pleas gave investigators what they desperately wanted confessions to almost 70 unsolved killings, King County prosecutors said. Though Ridgway admitted to nearly 70 slayings, prosecutors said they only had evidence linking him to 48 cases.

    Cooperation with the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history came at a price. By taking the death penalty off the table, then-King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng came under fire from those who believed Ridgway should die for his crimes. Before Ridgway confessed and led authorities to the remains of his victims, most of whom were runaways, prostitutes and drug addicts, investigators could only directly link him with a handful of cases.

    The confession and location of the remains also brought closure to the families of the four dozen victims.

    In 2003, Ridgway told investigators the general location where he believed he disposed of Marrero's remains, but members of King County's Green River Task Force could not find her remains.

    Marrero's remains were found in December in a ravine in the 6300 block of 296th Street, just west of West Valley Highway North, an area near where Ridgway disposed of the remains of murder victim Marie Malvar. Ridgway previously pleaded guilty to Malvar's killing.

    The remains of three other Ridgway victims have been found but never identified. Ridgway implied that the three were killed in spring or summer 1983.

    According to the Sheriff's Office, the remains belonged to:

    A white female, possibly as young as 12; found March 21, 1984, in the Burien area off Des Moines Memorial Drive South.

    An African-American or possibly mixed-race female; found Dec. 30, 1985, near Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn. She was likely between 18 and 24 when she died.

    A white female, between 14 and 18; found Jan. 2, 1986, near Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn.

    Also in 2003, Ridgway claimed to have killed three other women: Kelly Kay McGinness, 18; Kassee Lee, 16; and Patricia Osborn, 19. But the women's remains have never been found, and he wasn't charged in their slayings because of a lack of sufficient evidence.


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    Kent attorney describes Green River Killer Ridgway's 'bleak existence'

    Gary Ridgway spends all but four hours per week in solitary confinement at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla as he serves a life sentence without parole for the murders of 48 women.

    "He's by himself in a small cell with no windows and no human contact," said Kent defense attorney Mark Prothero, who represents Ridgway and recently visited him in Walla Walla. "He has four days a week where he gets one hour out by himself. He can take a shower or make collect phone calls to his brother or whoever."

    Ridgway, also known as The Green River Killer because several of his first victims were found along the river, soon will get a break from that cell. He will travel from Walla Walla to Kent to appear at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in King County Superior Court at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center. He will face a first-degree aggravated murder charge for the death of Becky Marrero, a 20-year-old woman whom detectives believed was one of Ridgway's early victims.

    "We expect him to be transported in a windowless van surrounded by correction officers," Prothero said.

    Prothero also was part of the defense team when Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 murders in 2003. Prothero recently visited with Ridgway to discuss the latest murder charge against the serial killer whose majority of victims were prostitutes.

    "He's been very clear that he's responsible for the murder and plans to plead guilty," said Prothero, who was asked by the Washington State Office of Public Defense to represent Ridgway because of his previous connection to the case.

    Prothero didn't notice much difference with the man he first met eight years ago.

    "Remarkably, he hasn't changed much," Prothero said. "Going back to the discussions (about the case) is like a sense of deja vu. He's adapted to his bleak existence. He's very similar to how he was in 2003."

    King County prosecutors plan to have the arraignment and sentencing on the same afternoon so officials will not have to transport Ridgway more than once to court. Prosecutors will seek another life sentence against Ridgway.

    "We anticipate a plea and sentencing and Marrero's family will have an opportunity to speak at the sentencing," said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in an e-mail.

    Marrero's remains were found in December by three teenagers exploring a steep ravine near Auburn.

    "The Marreros have the right to face the man who killed Becky and the opportunity to remind us all about what was taken from them," King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said at Monday press conference. "They finally have answers and with these charges and the anticipated guilty plea, they will have obtained the truth, accountability, and they will have achieved a degree of justice for Becky Marrero."

    The plea agreement between Ridgway and prosecutors in 2003 allowed him to avoid the death penalty. But the agreement required Ridgway to plead guilty to the original seven charged counts and any and all future cases where his confession could be corroborated by reliable facts revealed by the investigation, according to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

    Ridgway also led King County Sheriff's Office investigators to numerous sites to help them find remains of his victims.

    If Ridgway pleads not guilty Feb. 18, he could jeopardize the earlier plea agreement and could face the death penalty, according to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

    Ridgway confessed in 2003 to killing Marrero, but was unable to provide details of the crime. Prosecutors determined that there were not sufficient supporting facts to warrant a charge at that time. Marrero was last seen in 1982 when she left a motel room at South 168th and Pacific Highway South.

    Prosectors filed the murder charge against Ridgway after the discovery of Marrero's remains.

    "This was something that we didn't rule out at the time that this could happen," Prothero said of the 49th murder charge against his client. "It's a good thing because the family (now) knows the answers for sure."

    Prothero said Ridgway might face more murder charges if remains of other victims are found. Ridgway led investigators to about 20 other sites, in addition to the 48 murders prosecutors charged him with.

    "There are other victims' remains that have not been located," he said. "The sad fact is nature may have hidden the bones forever. Or like the Marrero case, maybe someone stumbles across them."

    As for Ridgway's court date in Kent, Prothero expects the arraignment, plea and sentencing to go smoothly.

    "Once it's done, it will back to the van and his cell," Prothero said.


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    Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway is back in court Friday to face charges for the murder of Rebecca Marrero

    This Friday, February 18th, Gary Ridgway is scheduled to appear at the Regional Justice Center in Kent in Room 3B at 1:30 pm for a hearing, according to public court records. Media coverage will be allowed, but only one television camera can be brought in. KOMO's camera will be used and they will share their footage with other stations.

    Court records did not indicate what the hearing was for, but according to Michael McCullough of Associated Counsel for the Accused, this courtroom and time slot is generally used for sentencings. Since Ridgway is expected to plead guilty to a new charge of murder, it is likely he will do so Friday.

    Is the Death Penalty Back on the Table?

    As a condition of Ridgway's plea agreement in 2003, he was required to assist in identifying victims and locating their bodies, and to plead guilty to their murders. Though the victim he is being charged with murdering, Rebecca Marrero, was thought to be a Ridgway victim at the time, she was not added to the list of victims due to a lack of evidence and Ridgway's inability to verify her as a victim.

    Some have wondered whether that means this new murder charge falls outside of the plea agreement under which Ridgway was assured a life sentence, and thereby re-opens the door for the death penalty. If the hearing involves sentencing, we may find out whether or not this is the case on Friday.

    Hearing Ridgway accept responsibility for the death of Rebecca with his guilty plea is certain to bring longed-for closure to her family and friends. Perhaps they will get that closure on Friday.

    What Will the Final Body Count Be?

    Ridgway is suspected of having many yet unknown victims. It makes you wonder how many more bodies will be discovered in the years ahead. Will we ever know exactly how many lives he took? I wonder if even he knows that number.

    For the sake of the families who are still waiting for their daughter or sister to be found, I hope that Ridgway will be brought back to court to face many more charges of murder in the coming years. Finally, then, with closure, perhaps those families can begin to heal.


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    'Green River Killer' to Plead Guilty to 49th Killing in Washington

    One of the nation's most prolific killers plans to plead guilty Friday in Washington state to killing a 49th person.

    Green River Killer Gary Ridgway already is serving 48 life terms. He's scheduled to enter a plea at his arraignment at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.

    Ridgway already confessed to killing 20-year-old Rebecca "Becky" Marrero in 1982 as part of a 2003 plea deal that spared him the death penalty.

    Her remains weren't found until Dec. 21 when teenagers found a skull in a ravine at Auburn, south of Seattle. Ridgway was charged Feb. 7. He was brought from the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla for the arraignment, where Marrero's family will have the opportunity to confront him.


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    Green River killer Ridgway pleads guilty to 49th murder

    The nation's most prolific serial killer marked his 62nd birthday Friday by pleading guilty to his 49th murder.

    Gary L. Ridgway, who spent a decade and a half prowling for teenage girls and women on the fringes of society, admitted to a packed Kent courtroom that among his first victims was a 20-year-old prostitute named Rebecca "Becky" Marrero.

    She was last seen walking out of a SeaTac motel on Dec. 3, 1982, leaving behind her 3-year-old daughter, her boyfriend and her sister.

    Ridgway had long admitted to killing Marrero, but her remains weren't found until December in an Auburn ravine. The discovery allowed King County prosecutors to charge the so-called Green River killer with aggravated murder in her slaying.

    With Marrero's family seated nearby in the courtroom at the Maleng Regional Justice Center, Ridgway was sentenced to an additional count of life in prison. Because of his previous confession, the new murder charge falls under the terms of the 2003 plea agreement that spared him from a potential death penalty, King County prosecutors said.

    Following Ridgway's arrest in 2002, then-King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng agreed he would not seek the death penalty against him in exchange for his cooperation in locating the remains of dozens of victims. Ultimately, Ridgway admitted to nearly 70 slayings, but at the time prosecutors said they only had evidence linking him to 48 cases.

    Ridgway appeared in court dressed in an orange jumpsuit. He was flanked by eight corrections officers from the King County Jail, state Department of Corrections and court security.

    In December, three teens stumbled upon Marrero's remains in a ravine in the 6300 block of 296th Street, just west of West Valley Highway North. The area is near where Ridgway disposed of another victim.

    Earlier this month, after charging Ridgway with the new slaying, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said that the sentencing would give Marrero's family a chance to face her killer.

    "They finally have answers, and with the anticipated guilty plea they will obtain the truth," Satterberg said during a news conference.

    After Ridgway was charged with Marrero's slaying, defense attorney Mark Prothero said that Ridgway wanted "to step up and take responsibility for it now."

    Marrero fit the profile of Ridgway's victims, who were mostly young runaways, prostitutes or drug addicts picked up on Pacific Highway South.

    Among those in court Friday was Virginia Graham, of Spokane, the sister of Ridgway victim Debra Lorraine Estes, 15. She said Estes and Marrero were childhood friends.

    "I know where they are," she said about the Marrero family's emotions. "They're in my thoughts and prayers."

    Estes was last seen on Sept. 20, 1982. Her remains were found on May 30, 1988, in Federal Way.

    Ridgway provided authorities with several locations where he thought Marrero's body could be found, from Tukwila to Interstate 90, according to court documents. With dozens of victims, the Green River killer couldn't remember exactly where he disposed of the body, "but said he was sure it would eventually be found," the documents said.


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    Green River Killer case becomes a comic book

    The hunt for the Green River Killer has been the muse for many a creative work. There’s “Green River, Running Red” by Seattle true crime writer Ann Rule.

    There was “Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Two Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer,” by Dave Reichert, former King County sheriff and current congressman. And there was the goofy Lifetime TV movie based on Reichert’s book, featuring the actor from the show “Ed.”

    Now comes the comic book “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.”

    In scenes stark and surreal, entertainment writer Jeff Jensen’s graphic novel is based on his father’s dogged search for the man who killed 49 women. Detective Tom Jensen hunted the killer for nearly 20 years, much of it as the lone cop on the case. It had been Jensen who submitted DNA evidence for testing that nailed Gary Ridgway as the killer.

    Jeff Jensen, a writer for Entertainment Weekly, said his novel is unique for its artistic graphics and as a tribute to his dad. In an interview posted on the page of his publisher, Dark Horse, Jensen said:

    I think readers will find his journey interesting and compelling because of what drove him all his years searching the Green River Killer. He called it “the quest.”

    And it wasn’t so much a quest for justice, but a yearning to sit down across from the Green River Killer and get answers to all the questions – trivial and profound – that had been generated by his actions, none more so than this: Why?

    He said the book reconstructs detectives’ secret interviews with Ridgway, in which the killer divulged where he dumped his victims’ bodies, in order to avoid the death penalty.

    But what did his Jensen’s dad, now retired, think of the book?

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Jensen said his father, normally stoic, became increasingly emotional while reading it. When he finished, he walked out of the room and shut the door, the son told the newspaper.

    And he added:

    After what seemed to be a very long time, he returned to the room, composed, and said, “Good work, Jeff. Good work.” High praise, coming from my father. I’ll never forget it.


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