Green River Killer
Green River Killer - Serial Killer
Green River Killer - Gary Ridgway
killers always make interesting research. Their crimes, methods, and
bizarre thought behaviors never cease to amaze us. Sadly, the most
interesting ones often involve the
cases that continue to baffle
The name of this case is derived from the
Green River, a river that begins in Washington State and empties into the
Puget Sound in Seattle. Nearby the river is the Seattle-Tacoma
International Airport, built in 1942. As with any international airport,
the area around it quickly grew as businesses sprouted to cater to the
many travelers who crossed through its gates. One major throughway near
the airport is Aurora Avenue. Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, Aurora
Avenue is known casually as the Sea-Tac Strip. This hustle and bustle
Strip is a haven of dingy clubs, seedy motels, and of course, many
prostitutes. On any given night, hundreds of prostitutes could be seen
hanging around the street corners propositioning passengers as they drove
by. When a customer was found and a transaction initiated, they could
simply take their tricks to one of the nearby motels or one of the many
vacant buildings or empty side streets.
These empty buildings and dingy streets are
not the result of an area gone into decay but rather the result of the
airportís desire for expansion. The airport purchased much of the land
around the airport and then terminated utilities leading to the buildings.
The result? Lots of vacant abandoned buildings and empty streets that make
ideal locations for the prostitutes to conduct their business. During the
early 80ís this ghost town of deserted houses, businesses, and shops
became the scene of one of the most baffling serial killing cases theis
country has ever witnessed.
Also known as; Green River Killer,
Gary Ridgway, Gary Ridgeway, Green River, River Killer, and Serial Killer.
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