The man known as the Green River killer conducted a series of interviews with KOMO Newsradio and made a shocking admission. According to Seattle PI on Sept. 17, Gary Ridgway admitted to killing between 75 and 80 women on his killing spree.
According to the Green River killer, he said that he wished the investigators would have taken him with them so he could show them where all the victim's remains were. He said this would have helped set the victim's families at ease.
He claims the detectives did not offer him that chance, meaning that the only deaths he was found guilty for were 49 women, leaving almost 30 cold cases remaining that link to him.
The Green River killer worked out a plea deal to live out his life in prison and not face the death penalty. That caused him to give hundreds of hours of interviews to the police and a tour of his dump sites around South King County.
While he plead guilty to the 49 murder cases, and those are covered in the plea agreement, the other missing person's cases he is suspected of remain open. His recent admission to the number of deaths could cause those cases to re-open, which could mean the original deal would be null and void in a future murder case.
What is interesting is that, in 2003, the Green River killer admitted to many more murders, but the police refused to charge him for them because there was no evidence outside of his admission. Prosecutors believed he was exaggerating the amount of women he killed.