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.
From June 1962 through January 1964, 13 single women between the ages of 19 and 85 were murdered throughout the Boston area. Many people believed that at least 11 of these murders were committed by the same individual because of the similar manner in which each murder was committed. It was believed that the women, who all lived alone, knew the attacker and let him in, or that he disguised himself as a repairman, or a delivery man to get the women to voluntarily let him into their apartments.
Mar 03, 2014 · Within a few days of her arrival in January 1964, she was found dead. Her attacker raped her and strangled her to death. Sullivan was one of 11 women whom Albert DeSalvo — known as the Boston Strangler — would later confess to killing.
The case and DeSalvo’s life were portrayed in the 1968 film The Boston Strangler. DeSalvo was murdered in Walpole State Prison in 1973. DeSalvo was viewed as a textbook case of a sexually motivated serial murderer, a seemingly ordinary man who was nevertheless capable of outbursts of savage violence. Yet DeSalvo’s guilt was controversial at the time and remained so in the decades after his death.
Jul 11, 2013 · The Boston Strangler case, which inspired a 1968 Hollywood movie starring Tony Curtis, marked a terrifying swath of history in the city – and one that has long been mired in doubt. It was the 1960s and single women across Massachusetts were the target of a serial killer and rapist. When it was over, the Boston Strangler had killed 11 women.
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 lone sociopath, and...
Nov 27, 1973 · BOSTON, Nov. 27—Albert H. DeSalvo, who became known as the “Boston Strangler,” was found stabbed to death at Walpole State Prison this morning. The prison authorities said the 40‐year‐old inmate's...
Albert DeSalvo allegedly attacked 13 women ages 19 to 85 in the Boston Area from 1962-1964. The victims were all single women who lived alone, mostly in apartment buildings and lived quiet, modest lives.
May 12, 2018 · The Boston Strangler was America’s first modern serial killer case. From June 1962 until January 1964, someone terrorized the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts with thirteen sexually-motivated murders. Single women of all ages were raped, sexually brutalized and killed inside their apartments. Apparently, they voluntarily let their killer in.
Mar 30, 2020 · A prisoner named Albert DeSalvo reportedly confessed to his cellmate that he was the Boston Strangler. DeSalvo was in prison for another string of violent rapes, but he didn't kill any of his...
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