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  1. The Boston Strangler is the name given to the murderer of 13 women in the Boston, Massachusetts, area during the early 1960s. The crimes were attributed to Albert DeSalvo based on his confession, details revealed in court during a separate case, and DNA evidence linking him to the final victim.

  2. Apr 02, 2014 · The Boston Strangler. Between June 1962 and January 1964, a series of grisly murders took place in Boston. All the victims were women who had been strangled. The Boston slayings were blamed on one ...

  3. Oct 04, 2019 · The Boston Strangler was a American serial killer who murdered at least 11 and as many as 13 women in the Boston area between 1962 and 1964. Synopsis The Boston Strangler was a serial killer who murdered as many as 13 women in the Boston area between 1962 and 1964. The killer's first victim was strangled in her apartment on June 14, 1962.

  4. In July 2013, the Boston Police Department believed that they had discovered DNA evidence linking Albert DeSalvo to Mary Sullivan, who had been raped and strangled in 1964 – the final victim of the Boston Strangler. After taking DNA from DeSalvo’s nephew, the Boston Police said it was a “near certain match” to DNA evidence found on Mary ...

    • The Boston Murders and His Victims
    • Albert DeSalvo: Suspect Identified?
    • Multiple-Killer Theory

    13 women were credited under this killer’s works starting from June 1962 until January 1964. All his victims were single women who live in the Boston area between the ages of 19 to 85. The first recorded murder credited to theBoston Stranglerwas on June 1962 and was identified as fifty-six-year-old Anna E. Šleres. Shortly after the first victim, the next recorded killing crediterd under the Boston Strangler eighty-five-year-old Mary Mullen who died from a heart attack as described by Albert DeSalvo, a man claiming to be the one responsible for the Boston murders. The third victim was Nina Nichols who was 68 at the time and was sexually assaulted and strangled by a pair of nylon stockings, followed by Helen Blake, 65, who suffered the same way as the aforementioned. The next four victims suffered the same death, namely 75-year-old Ida Irga, 67-year-old Jane Sullivan, 20-year-old Sophie Clark, and 23-year-old Patricia Bissette. The ninth victim had a different modus compared to the pr...

    On October 1964, Albert DeSalvo was charged with rape and consequently, he followed it up with a detailed confession of theBoston Strangler; some of it containing information that was withheld from the public. Prior to his confession, he confessed to his inmate George Nassar who in turn, confessed to his attorney, F. Lee Bailey. Bailey took on the case of DeSalvo’s case as his attorney. Despite working on the case, DeSalvo was sentenced in 1967 to life prison. Shortly after, he escaped in prison along with other inmates from Bridgewater State Hospital which triggered a full-scale manhunt for the escaped convicts. He disguised himself as a US Navy Petty Officer but subsequently turned himself in shortly after. He was transferred to Walpole State Prison, a maximum security prison for extra security. DeSalvo was stabbed and killed six years after his transfer in Walpole State and his assailant was never identified.

    A number of years have passed since the Boston Strangler’s incident and despite DeSalvo’s confession to the crime, local authorities and others are still investigating the case and the killer’s identity. The medical director of Bridgewater State Hospital, Dr. Ames Robey, has voiced his opinion stating that DeSalvo was not the Boston Strangler. Others have also voiced their claim in support of Dr.Robey such as District Attorney John J. Droney, Bridgewater Superintendent Charles Chaughan, and Susan Kelly, an author who would later publish a book in 1996 entitledThe Boston Stranglers. Kelly believed that the Boston Strangler was not a single individual but rather consisted of multiple killers. With the aid of DNA testing, DeSalvo was proven to be the killer responsible for the death of the final victim, Mary Sullivan; however, prior murders were not proven under DeSalvo’s work.

  5. The Boston Strangler (Serial Killer Biography) It’s not uncommon for young women today to feel nervous about letting a strange man into their home. Even if they were the ones to schedule a maintenance appointment or delivery from a restaurant, most women take some sort of precautions when alone in their homes with a stranger.

  6. Boston Strangler, American serial killer who murdered at least 11 women in the Boston area between 1962 and 1964. His crimes were the subject of numerous books and a film, though the exact number of victims—as well as his identity—proved a matter of controversy.

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