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(Boston.com)   New evidence suggests that the Boston Strangler is the Boston Strangler   (boston.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, F. Lee Bailey, Forensic identification, Boston Police  
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2013-07-11 01:45:28 PM  
It's not one of those.
 
2013-07-11 01:47:27 PM  
...and what of the Shropshire Slasher?
 
2013-07-11 01:52:03 PM  
He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!
 
2013-07-11 01:53:37 PM  
They're exhuming Tony Curtis?
 
2013-07-11 01:54:25 PM  
That's what my PENIS calls me.

/not from Boston.
 
2013-07-11 01:54:32 PM  
Is he from Boston?
 
2013-07-11 01:54:50 PM  
I am the Boston Strangler.
 
2013-07-11 01:55:31 PM  
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said detectives followed DeSalvo relatives around, waiting for the chance to grab something that could provide a DNA sample for comparative purposes. When a relative discarded a plastic bottle, an officer picked it up and it was submitted for DNA testing.

-- Stalking people who are merely related to the suspect, without their knowledge

-- Decades after the crimes

-- Long after the suspect is dead

Nothing creepy about that at all. Nosiree.

This is being done not out of some desire for "justice", but to simply cover their asses from any potential lawsuits from the surviving relatives.
 
2013-07-11 01:55:59 PM  
That sounds like an awfully reflexive statement.
 
2013-07-11 01:56:56 PM  
What about the fat guy strangler?
 
2013-07-11 02:00:29 PM  

abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!


I admit that I'm the Lindbergh baby. Where's my money?
 
2013-07-11 02:03:58 PM  

WhippingBoy: abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!

I admit that I'm the Lindbergh baby. Where's my money?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-11 02:06:32 PM  

abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!


I took a class with a former higher up in the Mass probation office, and when I had a chance I asked him about Albert DeSalvo. This man had interviewed DeSalvo, and is convinced that DeSalvo is not  the Boston Strangler, but he is  a Boston Strangler. The victimology is all over the map: the killer murders old women, then a black college student and a bunch of young white women? It doesn't make sense. He thinks there were at least 2 stranglers, one killing the old women, and one killing the young women (and the black victim may or may not be included with the young group), and that DeSalvo's ex-cellmate George Nasser is one of them.
 
2013-07-11 02:09:05 PM  

GungFu: I am the Boston Strangler.


I am Spartacus.
 
2013-07-11 02:13:32 PM  
Any word if he's been spotted in Scranton recently?
 
2013-07-11 02:13:35 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said detectives followed DeSalvo relatives around, waiting for the chance to grab something that could provide a DNA sample for comparative purposes. When a relative discarded a plastic bottle, an officer picked it up and it was submitted for DNA testing.

-- Stalking people who are merely related to the suspect, without their knowledge

-- Decades after the crimes

-- Long after the suspect is dead

Nothing creepy about that at all. Nosiree.

This is being done not out of some desire for "justice", but to simply cover their asses from any potential lawsuits from the surviving relatives.


I also have to wonder how long the data will be retained. If I were even remotely related to DeSalvo, I'd be lawyering up.
 
2013-07-11 02:19:06 PM  
No, sorry. It was Aaron Hernandez.
 
2013-07-11 02:21:48 PM  

Paris1127: abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!

I took a class with a former higher up in the Mass probation office, and when I had a chance I asked him about Albert DeSalvo. This man had interviewed DeSalvo, and is convinced that DeSalvo is not  the Boston Strangler, but he is  a Boston Strangler. The victimology is all over the map: the killer murders old women, then a black college student and a bunch of young white women? It doesn't make sense. He thinks there were at least 2 stranglers, one killing the old women, and one killing the young women (and the black victim may or may not be included with the young group), and that DeSalvo's ex-cellmate George Nasser is one of them.


Agreed.
 
2013-07-11 02:30:51 PM  

Cybernetic: GungFu: I am the Boston Strangler.

I am Spartacus.


I love you Boston Strangler.
 
2013-07-11 02:33:48 PM  
My mom was in Boston during the height of the Boston Strangler spree, working for Prudential.

She did not have a good time in that city.
 
2013-07-11 02:37:03 PM  

Walker: Paris1127: abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!

I took a class with a former higher up in the Mass probation office, and when I had a chance I asked him about Albert DeSalvo. This man had interviewed DeSalvo, and is convinced that DeSalvo is not  the Boston Strangler, but he is  a Boston Strangler. The victimology is all over the map: the killer murders old women, then a black college student and a bunch of young white women? It doesn't make sense. He thinks there were at least 2 stranglers, one killing the old women, and one killing the young women (and the black victim may or may not be included with the young group), and that DeSalvo's ex-cellmate George Nasser is one of them.

Agreed.


My father spoke with DeSalvo several times while he was in prison; they shared an interest in stamp collecting and there was at that time (very early 70s) a program that permitted members of the community with such shared interests to (with proper security) have meetings with inmates that had similar innocent hobbies.

He was certain that DeSalvo was innocent, although I never learned why he thought that -- I was a wee lad at the time and his visits were an issue of contention between him and my mother, who was certain DeSalvo was guilty.

There comes a point, though, where you need to give up. The rapes and murders occurred in 1962-64. Taking 18 as a lower plausible limit for the age of the perpetrator, he'd be at least 67 now and possibly much older. The odds that the "real killer" is dead are fairly high. What's a reasonable point at which to say that it doesn't really matter any more because we can't try a corpse?
 
2013-07-11 02:42:18 PM  
They ever figure out who the Lobber was?
 
2013-07-11 02:44:56 PM  

Cybernetic: GungFu: I am the Boston Strangler.

I am Spartacus.


No, I'm Spartacus
 
2013-07-11 02:46:05 PM  
Not a 50 ft sea serpent from Scotland?
 
2013-07-11 02:47:32 PM  
Ever notice you've never seen the Boston Strangler and Aaron Hernandez in the same room?
 
2013-07-11 02:49:12 PM  

Thudfark: Not a 50 ft sea serpent from Scotland?


Nah, that was Jack the Ripper.
 
2013-07-11 02:53:21 PM  

Oldiron_79: Cybernetic: GungFu: I am the Boston Strangler.

I am Spartacus.

No, I'm Spartacus


www.empireonline.com

Sees what you all did there.
 
2013-07-11 02:54:35 PM  
AndreMA: Walker: Paris1127: abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!

I took a class with a former higher up in the Mass probation office, and when I had a chance I asked him about Albert DeSalvo. This man had interviewed DeSalvo, and is convinced that DeSalvo is not  the Boston Strangler, but he is  a Boston Strangler. The victimology is all over the map: the killer murders old women, then a black college student and a bunch of young white women? It doesn't make sense. He thinks there were at least 2 stranglers, one killing the old women, and one killing the young women (and the black victim may or may not be included with the young group), and that DeSalvo's ex-cellmate George Nasser is one of them.

Agreed.

My father spoke with DeSalvo several times while he was in prison; they shared an interest in stamp collecting and there was at that time (very early 70s) a program that permitted members of the community with such shared interests to (with proper security) have meetings with inmates that had similar innocent hobbies.

He was certain that DeSalvo was innocent, although I never learned why he thought that -- I was a wee lad at the time and his visits were an issue of contention between him and my mother, who was certain DeSalvo was guilty.


It's important to remember that Albert DeSalvo was never charged with nor convicted of the Boston murders. He confessed on advice from his attorney, F. Lee Bailey (attorney for, among others, Sam Shepard, Patty Hearst, and assisted OJ's defense). He was in jail awaiting trial for rape, but took a plea and was sentenced to life in prison (instead of a hospital like Bailey wanted). DeSalvo was certainly a sexual predator, and probably an AW (although not as big of one as his attorney), but the murderer of all 13 women in and around Boston seems unlikely.
 
2013-07-11 04:15:33 PM  

AndreMA: There comes a point, though, where you need to give up. The rapes and murders occurred in 1962-64. Taking 18 as a lower plausible limit for the age of the perpetrator, he'd be at least 67 now and possibly much older. The odds that the "real killer" is dead are fairly high. What's a reasonable point at which to say that it doesn't really matter any more because we can't try a corpse?


the victims families are still out there, and i imagine closure would be some consolation for them. compared to some of the crap they waste money on in the commonwealth, this isn't the worst i've seen by far.
 
2013-07-11 04:22:01 PM  

tlchwi02: AndreMA: There comes a point, though, where you need to give up. The rapes and murders occurred in 1962-64. Taking 18 as a lower plausible limit for the age of the perpetrator, he'd be at least 67 now and possibly much older. The odds that the "real killer" is dead are fairly high. What's a reasonable point at which to say that it doesn't really matter any more because we can't try a corpse?

the victims families are still out there, and i imagine closure would be some consolation for them. compared to some of the crap they waste money on in the commonwealth, this isn't the worst i've seen by far.


I won't argue the merits in the present case, but there needs to be a cutoff. Perhaps your great great great great grandmother was killed on the frontier by Indians. Is it worth the effort to try to determine which tribe might have done that, or whose great uncle might be a descendant of the killer? Obviously not.

How about WW-II war criminals? When does it reach the point of diminishing returns to even look for them any more? Joe Schultz might have done some horrible things in 1943 that he should answer for, but if he was 40 years old at the time is it worth looking for a 110-year old man today on the off chance he's still alive?
 
2013-07-11 04:28:15 PM  

ChipNASA: WhippingBoy: abhorrent1: He admitted he was the Boston Strangler and also confessed to killing this girl. Let it the fark go already and quit wasting money trying to prove something you already know to be true!!

I admit that I'm the Lindbergh baby. Where's my money?

[i.imgur.com image 320x480]


I'd smack you (Amelia Earhart, while known as "Lady Lindy," does not equal Charles Lindbergh!) but I'm better than you because I have no TeeVee.
Or something like that.
 
2013-07-11 05:41:50 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Is skeptical.
 
2013-07-11 08:12:00 PM  
Better run this by Ric Romero first.
 
2013-07-12 09:05:15 AM  
"Boston.com would like to access your public profile, friend list, email address and birthday."How about "no."
 
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