Monthly Archives: May 2017

Serial Killer Seeking Release From Mendota

A July 14th hearing has been scheduled in Washington County Court for a 70-year-old serial killer once again seeking his release from the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Alvin Taylor appeared by video from Mendota in Court Friday afternoon. Taylor killed four men in the mid-1980s in Wisconsin and Minnesota. One of the victims was from Washington County. Taylor was found not guilty of the crimes because of mental disease or defect. Judge Andrew Gonring turned down Taylor’s request for conditional release last October, saying he was not convinced that Taylor was not still at risk of harming others. Under the law, Taylor can apply for release every six months. The Washington County victim was shot in the head in the Town of Jackson in 1986, but was able to get in his car and drive a short distance before crashing. Authorities initially thought the man died of injuries from the

Read more at: http://www.kfiz.com/local-news/serial-killer-seeking-release-from-mendota

Serial killer volunteers at her children’s school

A Canadian woman who was jailed for her part in the rape and murder of three girls, including her sister, in the 1990s has been seen working at the school her children attend.

Karla Homolka was convicted in 1993 of raping, torturing and killing schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy with her then-husband Paul Bernardo. She also contributed to the death of her sister Tammy, 15, by helping Bernardo drug, rape and kill her.

Homolka pictured during her 1993 trial. Source: Getty

She was released from jail in 2005 and remarried, having split from Bernardo while incarcerated. She is now married to her lawyer’s brother Thierry Bordelais, and the couple have three children together. The children attend a local Christian elementary school, Greaves Adventist Academy, which the 47-year-old sometimes volunteers at.

City News reports that she has supervised young children on a trip, and

Read more at: http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/06/01/13/22/serial-killer-volunteers-school

Why I failed to catch Canada’s worst serial killer – BBC News

Lorimer ShenherImage copyright
Lorimer Shenher

Ten years ago, the trial of Canada’s most prolific serial killer opened in Vancouver. Det Con Lorimer Shenher had long suspected the man in the dock, who eventually admitted to nearly 50 murders, but Shenher’s attempts to question him had been hindered by red tape. He is still haunted by his failure.

Lorimer Shenher had been working in his new job as head of Vancouver’s Missing Persons Unit for only two days when an anonymous caller gave him a name – the name of a man who could

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38796464

Why I failed to catch Canada’s worst serial killer

Lorimer ShenherImage copyright
Lorimer Shenher

Ten years ago, the trial of Canada’s most prolific serial killer opened in Vancouver. Det Con Lorimer Shenher had long suspected the man in the dock, who eventually admitted to nearly 50 murders, but Shenher’s attempts to question him had been hindered by red tape. He is still haunted by his failure.

Lorimer Shenher had been working in his new job as head of Vancouver’s Missing Persons Unit for only two days when an anonymous caller gave him a name – the name of a man who could

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38796464

Canadian serial killer volunteers at her children’s school

  • Karla Homolka, 47, raped and killed three teen schoolgirls in Canada in the 1990s
  • Homolka and then-husband Paul Bernardo murdered Kristen French, Leslie Mahaffy and Karla’s 15-year-old sister Tammy
  • She divorced Bernardo during her 12 year sentence and was released in 2005
  • Homolka then married her lawyer’s brother and the couple have three children 
  • She has been spotted of late volunteering at the private Christian school in Montreal where her children are enrolled

Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

DNA Links Decades-Old Murder and Rape Cases in 3 States as Police ‘Confident’ They’ll Catch ‘Serial Killer’

A recent DNA match has linked three long-unsolved crimes — a double-homicide, a homicide and a sexual assault — across three states dating back to 1990, PEOPLE confirms.

Now, authorities tell PEOPLE they are confident they will capture the suspect, who they described as a “serial killer.”

Authorities say they believe the April 1990 killing of Genevieve Zitricki in South Carolina was the first in the crime spree that lasted at least eight years, according to Captain Chris Hensley with the New Madrid County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Office.

“I’m confident that we’ll identify the killer,” Hensley tells PEOPLE. “It’s the when will we identify him that I’m not sure about.”

Zitricki, 28, had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled after the suspect broke into her Greenville home, according to USA Today. Her body was found in the bathtub days later.

Genevieve Zitricki
New

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/dna-link-serial-killer-rapist-crimes-three-states/

‘Pure evil’ Green River Killer TV profile airs June 2

By Craig Sailor / The News Tribune

Puget Sound’s most prolific serial killer is the subject of an HLN crime show Friday.

“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” profiles the hunt for Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

The series, which airs 9 p.m. Friday on HLN, showcases the advances in forensic science and technology that solved high-profile criminal cases of the 1900s.

The Green River show opens with personnel removing a covered body from the banks of the river. Victims first appeared in 1982.

“The Green River case is the most unusual case, I think, in the history of this country,” says U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert.

Reichert puts the number of Ridgway’s victims at between 60 and 80.

“It was like looking into the eyes of pure evil,” Reichert says of Ridgway.

Reichert served as the lead detective on the case when he worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Republican congressman is a big part of the show that uses

Read more at: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/pure-evil-green-river-killer-tv-profile-airs-june-2/

Canadian Serial Killer Karla Homolka Volunteers at Elementary School Like It’s NBD

Image via City News

Karla Homolka, who murdered and raped three teen girls with her boyfriend Paul Bernardo in the early 1990s, has been seen volunteering at her children’s elementary school in Montreal, according to City News.

Homolka, who along with Bernardo were known as the “Ken and Barbie” killers due to their clean-cut looks, struck a controversial plea deal in which her sentence was reduced to just 12 years. She claimed that Bernardo had abused her and forced her to murder their victims, which included Homolka’s 16-year-old sister Tammy and the two teenage girls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, but videotapes later uncovered of their crimes depicted Homolka as a more willing participant.

She was released in 2005, married her lawyer’s brother, and was last seen living in Guadelupe with

Read more at: http://jezebel.com/canadian-serial-killer-karla-homolka-volunteers-at-elem-1795686245

Green River Killer on TV – The News Tribune

Puget Sound’s most prolific serial killer is the subject of an HLN crime show Friday.

“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” profiles the hunt for Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

The series, which airs 9 p.m. Friday on HLN, showcases the advances in forensic science and technology that solved high-profile criminal cases of the 1900s.

The Green River show opens with personnel removing a covered body from the banks of the river. Victims first appeared in 1982.

“The Green River case is the most unusual case, I think, in the history of this country,” says U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert.

Reichert puts the number of Ridgway’s victims at between 60 and 80.

“It was like looking into the eyes of pure evil,” Reichert says of Ridgway.

Reichert served as the lead detective on the case when he worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Republican congressman is a big part

Read more at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article153503339.html

Hunt for Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is subject of HLN’s …

Puget Sound’s most prolific serial killer is the subject of an HLN crime show Friday.

“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” profiles the hunt for Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.

The series, which airs 9 p.m. Friday on HLN, showcases the advances in forensic science and technology that solved high-profile criminal cases of the 1900s.

The Green River show opens with personnel removing a covered body from the banks of the river. Victims first appeared in 1982.

“The Green River case is the most unusual case, I think, in the history of this country,” says U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert.

Reichert puts the number of Ridgway’s victims at between 60 and 80.

“It was like looking into the eyes of pure evil,” Reichert says of Ridgway.

Reichert served as the lead detective on the case when he worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Republican congressman is a big part

Read more at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article153503339.html