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Old 26-02-2013, 01:27 AM   #52
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Arrow Freeway Killer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC2jQdYkSv4

The Freeway Killer was a nickname given by the media—and later police forces—to what they believed was a single serial killer claiming victims in California, USA, during the 1970s and often dumping the victims along the freeways. However, there turned out to be three Freeway Killers who operated independently of each other, but just happened to select similar victims from similar locations. Initially, police did not believe these were the product of any serial killer, insisting the murders were isolated incidents..

The three killers were:

Patrick Kearney, captured 1977\His first murder was a hitchhiker he had picked up, tortured and killed in 1965.
William Bonin and several accomplices, captured 1980/After high school and joining the U.S Air Force, Bonin was in and out of prison for assaulting and raping young boys.
Randy Steven Kraft, captured 1983 was enlisted in the U.S Air Force.


All three Freeway Killers selected young males as victims, often picking them up from roadside bars or hitch-hiking along the freeways. Their methods did vary; Bonin sexually assaulted the victims then killed them to prevent witnesses, Kearney shot his victims quickly then indulged in dismemberment and necrophilia, whilst Kraft was a sadist who tortured many of his victims after drugging them.

The trio of killers claimed at least 110 victims between them. None of them knew each other during their crime sprees, although Bonin and Kraft became acquainted while on Death Row...

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