Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is breaking his silence. "I want to prove there’s 80 bodies out there, or 85 or whatever." Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to killing 49 women and is considered to be the “most prolific” serial killer in U.S. history. In 2003, he pleaded guilty and in order to avoid the death penalty and as part of his plea agreement, he helped a task force to find the body parts of his victims. According to a Sept. 17, 2013, KOMO News report, Gary Ridgway is now claiming that he was not able to show a task force all of his victims’ remains because he was not allowed to leave the van that took him on a "tour" of his crime scenes.
“They should have had me get out at every site to show them where I put those bodies,” said the Green River Killer. “If I could do it all over again, I would say I want to get out at every single site.”
During the past years, Green River Killer Gary Ridgway has been mostly isolated in the Washington State Penitentiary refusing to speak to the media about his crimes. However, during the past months, Charlie Harger, who wrote the KOMO article, conducted several interviews with the Green River Killer.
As a reason for breaking his silence, Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is saying that he wants the families of his victims to have closure.
“You can’t go back and change the past; it’s over with,” the Green River Killer says. “All we can do is try to make it better.”
The question is trying to make things better for whom? For himself or the victims’ families?
A CIA interrogation analyst who listened to recordings of KOMO's interviews with Gary Ridgway is saying that the Green River Killer continues to be deceptive and continues to lie.
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway sounds more like the voice of evil than the voice of good. The horror stories of his deeds were documented in “The Green River Killer” documentary and tell the story of a twisted and sick mind.
It appears that the twisted and sick mind of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is more motivated to relive his more “glorious” times than to really be of any help.
“Gary Ridgway is absolutely playing me; he’s playing everybody when he talks,” said Charlie Harger who interviewed the Green River Killer. “I don’t think Gary Ridgway can even comprehend the truth.”
According to Charlie Harger, the Green River Killer’s true motivation for breaking his silence is an attempt to “up his count” and to make it look like he killed as many people as possible. “A number he now puts as high as 85.”
“I think he wants to show the world that, ‘Here I am, Gary Ridgway, the truck painter from Kenworth, the guy who everybody thought was slow since elementary school, somebody who couldn’t hold a candle to Ted Bundy. But, here I am, and I’m the best at something’.”