Initially law enforcement failed to give these cases the attention they deserved, or were quick to report them as overdoses or suicides.It wasn’t until the media reported that there may be an active serial killer working within the area that the public learned that this cluster of cold cases had ever existed.Since 2010 bodies, some of which remain unidentified, have been uncovered along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach, giving rise to the theory that the area had been the dumping ground for a serial killer.
I picked prostitutes because I thought I could kill as many of them as I wanted without getting caught.” While we shudder at the thought that our own feelings could ever parallel that of a serial killer’s, Ridgway reveals the cold, hard truth.
Very few people will notice a prostitute is missing, if they are even reported as missing at all.
Here in Ohio, we witnessed this phenomena firsthand when seven women in Chillicothe – all of which had been involved in prostitution, were actively addicted to drugs, or both – died or disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
With the exception of the murder of Timberly Claytor, no one has been prosecuted in any of these cases.
Last night the A&E series The Killing Season, produced by Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, premiered.
Together Josh and Rachel team up to research a serial killer (or killers) and, with the help of our friends over at Websleuths, follow potential leads in hopes that some of these tips may help find justice for at least 10 unsolved murders.
The unfortunate truth is that prostitutes are often not considered victims, and the violence they face is typically viewed as an occupational hazard, even if that violence results in their murder.
Laws that exist for rape victims, specifically in New York and Ohio, exclude prostitutes from prosecuting rapists.
In spite of their best efforts, it would seem that their actions came too little, too late. The unsolved cases in Ohio and Gilgo Beach aren’t unique.
Right here on this site, both Mike and I have covered the case of the Jennings eight.
The true nature of these murders may never really be known for certain, particularly when law enforcement remains complacent in letting sleeping dogs lie, so to speak.