133 – AWAY GAME: Stranger Danger – Westley Allan Dodd

Episode 133 – Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, serial pedophile Westley Allan Dodd molested dozens of children in the Pacific Northwest. Although caught for his crimes more than once Dodd never did any real prison time. Feeling invincible, Westley’s fantasies became more violent and depraved until the fall of 1989 when he crossed the line between child predator to multiple murder. On Labour Day weekend in Vancouver, WA. park Westley murdered two brothers, 11- and 10-year-old Cole and William Neer and nonchalantly walked out of the park undetected. Not satisfied with a single victim, Westley craved another kill and on October 29, 1989, he murdered 4-year-old Lee Iseli after kidnapping him from a Portland OR. playground. The Vancouver Child Killer’s ultimate undoing was his still unchecked desire for yet another victim.

Sources and Further Reading:
Dodd’s Uncensored Diary
Driven to Kill by Gary C. King 
Allan Dodd – Last Interview before Execution
Most Evil – Westley Allan Dodd
Real Detectives – Season 1, Episode 2 “Malice” 
Serial Murder and Media Circuses by Dirk C. Gibson
Serial Murderers and their Victims
TIME: Lessons of the Gruesome Case Behind One of America’s Last Legal Executions by Hanging 
When You Meet a Stranger by Westley Allan Dodd
Dodd, Westley Allan – Dr. Mike Aamodt – Radford University