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Episode 5: Scale of Awfulness

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

The summer of 1982 brought over a decade of fear to Seattle, Washington. Year after year, clusters of women's dead bodies would be found, one discovery more gruesome then the next. A serial killer dubbed the Green River Killer was stalking the Pacific Northwest, his name Gary Leon Ridgway.

Gary Leon Ridgway (photo credits: Kiro news, Oxygen)

He loved short shorts and his dogs (photo creds: reddit)

He really loved his dogs (photo creds: ifunny.com)



Apology letter from Gary Ridgway


The Victims of Gary Ridgway

The Victims of Gary Ridgway

Wendy Lee Coffield, 16

Debra Lynn Bonner, 23

Marcia Fay Chapman, 31

Cynthia Jean Hinds, 17

Opal Charmaine Mills, 16

Gisele Ann Lovvorn, 17

Linda Jane Rule, 16

Carol Ann Christensen, 21

Shawnda Leea Summers, 16

Gail Lynn Mathews, 23

Yvonne "Shelly" Antosh, 19

Constance Elizabeth Naon, 19

Kelly Marie Ware, 22

Mary Bridget Meehan, 18

Kimi-Kai Pitsor, 16

Delise Louise Plager, 22

Lisa Yates, 19

Unidentified White Female (Jane Doe B-10), 12–18

Cheryl Lee Wims, 18

Delores LaVerne Williams, 17

Debbie May Abernathy, 26

Terry Rene Milligan, 16

Sandra Kay Gabbert, 17

Alma Ann Smith, 18

Tina Marie Thompson, 21

Colleen Renee Brockman, 15

Mary Sue Bello, 25

Martina Theresa Authorlee, 18

Carrie Ann Rois, 15

Denise Darcel Bush, 23

Shirley Marie Sherrill, 18

Mary Exzetta West, 16

Sandra Denise Major, 20

Unidentified White Female (Jane Doe B-17), 14–18

Tracy Ann Winston, 19

Maureen Sue Feeney, 19

Kimberly L. Nelson, 21

Cindy Anne Smith, 17

Debra Lorraine Estes, 15

Andrea M. Childers, 19

Marta Reeves, 36

Roberta Joseph Hayes, 21

Patricia Michelle Barczak, 19

Patricia Yellowrobe, 38

Pammy Annette Avent, 15

Unidentified Female (Jane Doe B-20), 13–24

April Dawn Buttram, 16

Marie M. Malvar, 18

Rebecca "Becky" Marrero, 20



Dr. Michael Stone and Dr. Gary Brucato



Sources

Gary Ridgway “The Green River Killer” - Serial Killer Documentary

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuokSat3y6o&t=14s


This Interview Strategy Led a Serial Killer to Confess

Youtube

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


Gary Ridgway Interview

Youtube