Tuesday, Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River killer admitted that he may have killed as many as 80 women in and around the Seattle area; Ridgway said that he had a difficult time keeping straight the exact number of women that he killed.
King County Sheriff John Urquhart said that that they don’t trust everything that Ridgeway says and that he has lied frequently to police. But they said that they will look into his claims, according to the Associated Press.
The Green River killer has admitted to and has been convicted of killing 49 women and girls in the 1980s; he was arrested in 2001, after being a suspect for over 20 years. He made a plea agreement that took the death penalty off the table. But Tuesday he admitted that most likely killed many more.
In 2003, the Green River Task Force took Ridgeway around in a van around the Seattle area and he told them where he had buried bodies. The Green River killer said that he’d like to re-visit each one of those sites.
The police said that there was so much paper involved in the Green River killer murders that it took tens of thousands of hours just to read it all. See the video above.
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Sources: AP and ABC News