Some compared him to Jack the Ripper, but the Ripper's victims were prostitutes. The Strangler killed ordinary women and he didn't stab them, he raped and strangled them. The reign of terror began in June 1962. Over the next 19 months, thirteen unmarried women, the youngest 19, the oldest 85, were murdered in Boston and nearby cities.
But after the 13th murder in January 1964, the killings stopped. Later that year, in an unrelated incident, police arrested Albert DeSalvo for sexual assault. He was not on their list of Strangler suspects. In 1965, while incarcerated in a state hospital for mental evaluation, DeSalvo confessed that he was the Boston Strangler. But was he?
I've posted a blog about the case ... take a look and tell me what you think.