The complete story, updated with new information on the apprehended suspect and his conviction.
Between 1982 and 1984, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were murdered. Despite an exhaustive search and investigation, the sadistic killer eluded authorities for the next two decades.
Even to this day, bodies are still surfacing that are believed to be linked to America's most brutal serial killer case. But then in 2002, King County police arrested Gary Ridgway, a 53-year-old truck painter-and longtime suspect in the case-and charged him with the crimes.
In November 2003, Ridgway admitted to the murders, finally ending the search for the notorious Green River Killer.
Now with startling new revelations, Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen, two journalists who have exhaustively followed the murders from day one, offer the most authoritative insight into the history of-and the controversial developments around-the crimes that have held a nation spellbound for more than two decades.