Episode 109 – In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history’s most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Sources and further reading:
[Harold Schecter’s, Bestial – GoodReads.com]
[Michael Newton’s, The Dark Strangler – GoodReads.com]
[Winnipeg Police Service – The Strangler]
[Earle Leonard Nelson | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[Meet Earle Nelson, The “Gorilla Man,” Once America’s Worst Serial Killer]
[Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF – The San Francisco Examiner]
[Congenital Syphilis – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)]
[15 Facts About The Gorilla Man, Earle Nelson | TheRichest]
[The Grisly Gorilla Man Murders of Earle Leonard Nelson]