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Episode 2 - Coast to Coast

Updated: Jun 28

He hitchhiked and train-hopped his way across the United States committing murders in many of his pit stops earning the nickname "Coast to Coast Killer". There was no victim type, just a need to commit murder, and anyone could be his next target. Diane Fanning, a notorious crime writer, joins Alisha and Emily to discuss the terrifying Tommy Lynn Sells, a man she interviewed for her true crime book Through the Window. Listen in while we discuss the horrendous crimes and what motivated Sells to commit such evil deeds.



Tommy Lynn Sells locked up, photos curtesy of Wikipedia.org and thesouthern.com

The "Cross Country Killer" Tommy Lynn Sells


Bad ass Krystal Surles, photos curtesy of CBS News and 48 Hours

Victim and survivor Krystal Surles

Victims: Katy Harris (photo courtesy of CBS News) and Mary Bea Perez (photo courtesy of Findagrave.com)




Victims: The Dardeen Family (Keith, Elaine, Peter, unborn baby girl), photo courtesy of Wikipedia


Claimed Victim Stephanie Kelly Stroh





Sources:

Through the Window

Diane Fanning

St. Martin's Press


Profile of Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells

https://www.thoughtco.com/serial-killer-tommy-lynn-sells-973154


Murderpedia

https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/sells-tommy-lynn.htm


Tommy Lynn Sells - The Mind of a Psychopath | Nightline | ABC News

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V7EL-Yg8Gg


Most Evil Season 1, Episode 2 on Investigation Discovery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQfy5qCAPA


Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells talks to Martin Bashir

YouTube

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ohi_-rExJag

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