Gary Ridgway Biography
Birthday: February 18, 1949 (Aquarius)
Born In: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Gary Leon Ridgway is an American serial killer who has claimed to have taken the lives of more than 70 women by choking them to death. The bodies of his first five victims were recovered from the Green River near Seattle, earning him the nickname ‘Green River Killer.’ He started murdering young women in 1982 and has been convicted for 49 murders. The crimes were committed after careful planning, leaving behind no evidence for police to suspect Ridgway. He often misled the search team by planting false clues. He specifically chose prostitutes as his victims, assuming that the police would not pursue cases of sex workers. After a rigorous investigation for around two decades, he was finally arrested in 2001. The case was followed by Robert Keppel and Dave Reichert who finally proved his guilt. Ridgway was living with his third wife during his arrest. He had maintained the image of a good neighbor by leading a peaceful and ordinary life. Following his arrest, he pleaded guilty of killing 49 women and dumping their bodies away. His conviction brought him multiple life sentences. During interrogation, Ridgway had admitted to have murdered more than 70 young women. This heinous criminal is one of the most brutal serial killers in the history of America. He believed that killing young women was his true profession.