Updated: Mar 7
What started as affection for women’s shoes grew into a much darker fetish. While some boys dreamed of owning their own car and going to college, Jerry dreamed of torturing women. By 1968, his dreams would become reality when women began disappearing all over Oregon. Listen in while Emily tells Alisha all about the life and crimes of Jerome Brudos, later known as ‘The Lust Killer’ and ‘The Shoe Fetish Slayer’.
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Anne Rule - Lust Killer | Jack Rosewood - The Shoe Fetish Slayer | Radford University - Jerome Brudos | Thought Co. - Profile of serial killer Jerry Brudos | All That's Interesting - The True Story Behind Jerry Brudos, Minhunter’s Shoe Fetish Killer | Murderpedia - Jerry Brudos | How the Term Serial Killer Came to Be | Wikipedia - Long Tom Bridge | Oregon’s longest-held prisoner dies of natural causes
Thanks to Newspapers.com for the following original articles:
Greater Oregon - Corvallis Girl Gives Tips to Police 06.06.1969 | The Capital Journal - Secretary Slain; River Yields Body 05.12.1969 | Corvallis Gazette Times - Search Continues for Clues to Murder of Two Girls Here 05.14.1969 | Statesman Journal - Brudos Tells of Attacks, Killings 06.28.1969 | The Capital Journal - Mrs. Brudos Indicted 08.07.1969 | The Capital Journal - Mrs. Brudos Defense Due Monday 09.27.1969 | The Capital Journal - Karen in Home, Child Testifies 09.25.1969 |Statesman Journal - 36 years later, Killer’s Death relieves Victims’ Families 05.29.2006 | The Capital Journal - Advice for Women on Avoiding Attacks 05.15.1969 | The Corvallis Gazette Times - Portrait of a Killer 04.27.2009