The Green River Killer now says that he killed another 30 or so people on top of the 49 women he has already pleaded guilty to murdering, KOMO News reported on Sept. 17.
The Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway, dodged a death sentence 10 years ago when he pleaded guilty in the serial killings, and now in a series of interviews with KOMO, he claims he wants to help lay to rest even more victims that authorities previously weren’t aware of.
It was the first interview for the Green River Killer since he was sentenced in 2003 to 49 consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of 49 women. Ridgway is the more prolific serial killer in U.S. history.
After refusing to talk to the media for years, the Green River Killer agreed to a series of interviews over five months with KOMO's Charlie Harger, and Ridgway now claims that his victim count numbers closer to 80.
The Green River Killer says that authorities didn’t allow him to point out where all the bodies were buried, so many were never found, according to the UPI. As part of his plea deal in 2003, Ridgway rode along with authorities in a van to about 20 sites where he said he dumped bodies. He used a laser pointer from inside the van to direct investigators to where bodies and body parts were hidden.
But the Green River Killer said in his series of interviews that he was only allowed to get out of the van a few times, and that if authorities had allowed him out more, he could have directed them to additional remains.
Although some find the new revelations from the Green River Killer intriguing, they wonder about his motives for speaking up now. Ridgway is being held in a maximum-security unit at the prison in Walla Walla, Wash. His victims were girls and women killed throughout Washington in the 1980s and ’90s.
But the Green River Killer maintains that he just wants to help.
“I want to prove them wrong," Ridgway said in a KOMO interview. "I want to prove there’s 80 bodies out there, or 85 or whatever."