Friday 13 November 2015

Serial Killers: Anthony Jackson

Born: 1939 

Number of victims:  5+   

Date of murders: 1972

Method of murder: Shooting / Strangulation   

Location:  Massachusetts 

Known as the “Hitch-Hike Killer,” Jackson preyed on young co-eds who he found thumbing rides in and around Boston, Massachusetts. The killer first announced his deadly presence in September 1972, when he murdered 18-year-old Kathleen Randall and 19-year-old Debra Stevens within two days of each other. Their bodies were found raped and strangled, discarded at the roadside.

On November 9, the strangler struck again, killing 19-year-old Emerson College sophomore, Ellen Reich. Her body was found five days later, hidden inside a closet in an abandoned house.

Sandra Ehramjian, a Boston taxi driver was killed on November 27, after she vanished en route to a dentist's appointment, Two days later, honor student Synge Gillespie was abducted and killed while thumbing rides in Boston.

Three more young women were brutally slain before the police eventually got a lead on 33-year-old Anthony Jackson. Confronted by officers, Jackson made a break for it, but was captured after a high-speed chase and shootout. His bloodstained Cadillac provided all of the evidence that prosecutors needed to put him away for life. 

Read the full, horrific story of Anthony Jackson , plus 49 more serial killer cases in 
  50 American Serial Killers You've Probably Never Heard Of Vol. 4
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