Serial Killer

The Leonard Lopate Show

An Unsolved Mystery on Long Island

Monday, July 22, 2013

In early 2011, the bodies of four young women were discovered in the brush off Ocean Parkway on Long Island, setting off an investigation into who they were and who killed them. All four women were petite and in their 20s and they all advertised as escorts on Craigslist and Backpage. Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker tells the story of these unsolved murders. In Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, he reveals who these women were, looks at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, and writes about the police investigation.

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Killer Sentenced in '70's Cold Case

Monday, January 07, 2013


A serial killer already sentenced to death in California has received a prison sentence in New York after he admitted killing two other young women here in the 1970s.


The Takeaway

'My Friend Dahmer': The Education of a Serial killer

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Serial killer Jeffery Dahmer was arrested in 1991 and charged with murdering 17 people. Derf Backderf went to school with Jeffrey Dahmer. After Dahmer's death, he finally sat down to tell his story about what it was like to have Dahmer as a classmate in "My Friend Dahmer."



The Bad Show

Monday, January 09, 2012

We wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.

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Why are bad guys bad?

Monday, January 09, 2012

When we talk about badness and human nature, we keep smacking into a persistent problem: how do you explain cruelty? James Shapiro, professor of English at Columbia University, zeroes in on the drama of this question with a maddening insight from Shakespeare, by way of the villainous Iago.

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Remains Found on Long Island Linked to 1996 Case

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Police investigating the 10 sets of human remains found on a Long Island barrier beach highway have linked one of the bodies to remains found on Fire Island in 1996, Suffolk County detectives said Tuesday.



Vigil Held for Victim of Long Island Killer

Friday, June 10, 2011

The family of a young woman whose body was found along Ocean Parkway on Long Island are holding a candlelight vigil Saturday.



Police Uncover Teeth in Search for Evidence on Long Island

Friday, April 22, 2011

Police scouring a stretch of Jones Beach in Long Island for human remains and evidence of a possible serial killer discovered two teeth Friday.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker talks about the ongoing investigation off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island where police have discovered the remains of ten people. Crystal DeBoise, director of social services at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins the conversation and talks about how sex workers are often the victims of serial killers and how their place in society makes them vulnerable to violence.

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Inside the Mind of a Murderer: Hunting the Suspected Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Details of the slayings at the hands of a suspected Long Island serial killer are sparse, but experts painted a vivid picture of the mind behind the killings based on past behavior of cold-blooded killers.

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Studio 360

Killer Art

Saturday, February 17, 2001

Producer Jon Gordon wonders why people collect the garish paintings of John Wayne Gacy, the childlike drawings of Richard Ramirez, and other serial killer artwork.