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Is There a Killer on the River?

Is There a Killer on the River?

retired Milwaukee
detective investigates ‘Smiley Face’ theory

Wednesday Jul. 12th, 2017

Max Martinson

There’s a lot of strange stuff that happens in rivers. River monsters move silently through the current, herons and eagles keep watch as giant catfish swallow the arms of people who dare to use their fingers as bait, and some people even dare to think that there may be a serial killer prowling the rivers of the Midwest.

Over a few decades, around two dozen young men have gone missing and turned up in rivers in the Upper Midwest – including in Eau Claire.

Over a few decades, around two dozen young men have gone missing and turned up in rivers in the Upper Midwest – including in Eau Claire. All of the cases fit a similar mold, and many think that the similarities are no coincidence. There

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La Crosse river drownings inspired serial killer mystery

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The characters in Gary Evans‘ first book are fictional, but the places and events will be eerily familiar to readers from La Crosse.

Evans, a former journalist, Winona State administrator and cable television executive, has written a mystery novel set in La Crosse about a pair of detectives investigating a series of young men who drowned in the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tc28HH ) reported.

Set in 2011, “Death by Drowning” begins with the discovery of a college student in the Mississippi River, the city’s 15th college-age male to drown after a night of drinking in as many years. When detectives assigned to the case discover the victim had been injected with anesthesia, they begin reviewing the files and conclude there’s a serial killer at large.

The trail leads the gumshoes to Julie Sonoma, a physician’s assistant in Arlington Heights, Ill., who has spent the past

Read more at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/15/la-crosse-river-drownings-inspired-serial-killer-m/

La Crosse river drownings inspired serial killer mystery

The characters in Gary Evans’ first book are fictional, but the places and events will be eerily familiar to readers from La Crosse.

Evans, a former journalist, Winona State administrator and cable television executive, has written a mystery novel set in La Crosse about a pair of detectives investigating a series of young men who drowned in the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tc28HH ) reported.

Set in 2011, “Death by Drowning” begins with the discovery of a college student in the Mississippi River, the city’s 15th college-age male to drown after a night of drinking in as many years. When detectives assigned to the case discover the victim had been injected with anesthesia, they begin reviewing the files and conclude there’s a serial killer at large.

The trail leads the gumshoes to Julie Sonoma, a physician’s assistant in Arlington Heights, Ill., who has spent the past 14 years mourning the death

Read more at: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/entertainment/article160835559.html

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La Crosse river drownings inspired serial killer mystery

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10 Terrifying Facts From The Green River Killer, Who Murdered At Least 49 Women

The Green River killer, which is the subject of this week’s Martinis Murder podcast, came onto the police and public’s radar with a bang on August 5, 1982, when three bodies were found in the Green River near Seattle. A few days later, three more bodies were found in the area. They were all young prostitutes working on and around the SeaTac strip, which is near the Seattle-Tacomah International Airport, and they had all been killed the same way.

Over the course of years, dozens more young sex workers would fall prey to the Green River Killer, who eluded police for 20 years. In a case that gripped the country, horrifyingly brutal acts were committed by a serial murderer who seemed like a ghost, as he deftly evaded capture by authorities who were sinking serious resources into the case. But in 2001, new DNA technology allowed old evidence to be thoroughly

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‘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/