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Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway

Gary Leon Ridgway is the American serial killer known as the Green River Killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number. As part of his plea bargain, an additional conviction was added, bringing the total number of convictions to 49, making him the most prolific American serial killer in history according to confirmed murders. He murdered numerous women and girls in Washington State and California during the 1980s and 1990s. Most of his victims were alleged to be prostitutes. When the press gave him his nickname after the first five victims were found in the Green River; his identity was not known. He strangled the women, ... more on Wikipedia

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