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Ridgway’s Local Connection Eyed

Three Unsolved Murders May Be Linked to Green River Killer

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 7:16 pm

A decade after the Green River Killer confessed to murdering nearly 50 women, law enforcement believe Gary Ridgway may be responsible for the deaths of dozens more — including three in Lewis County.

Ridgway was arrested in 2001 after advances in DNA technology enabled authorities to link a 1987 saliva sample to some of the bodies. He pleaded guilty to 48 murders two years later, agreeing to help authorities locate as many remains as possible. He pleaded guilty to a 49th murder in 2011.

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