The Boston Strangler
In the early 1960s, serial murders, of 13 women murdered in Boston, Massachusetts by a suspicious suspect. The nature of all murders was the same as all 13 women were sexually assaulted and then strangled in their own apartments. Initially, it was the hypothesis that murder is not a one-person but it is a group of murderers. There were many suspicious reviews and stories about the murderer and his identity rumored in the area which gave him many names. “The Mad Strangler, Phantom Fiend and Phantom Strangler were the initial terms used for the case of serial murders. The term Strangler was used for the murderer because of the nature of the murder.
In 1963, that case was named as “The Boston Strangler” after a four-part series report by two American investigators. There were no signs of resistance shown by any victim, which indicated that the suspect must get the confidence of the victim so that he may approach the victim at her own place. The case was highlighted by extensive media coverage but the series of murders didn’t stop. October 27, 1964, a day when another woman was sexually assaulted by a young man who was entered in the home as a detective, but luckily she was no murderer, as the offender left her by saying sorry. The victimized women reported that to police and helped them to portrait the sketch of the victim.
When his photo was published, he was caught by police with the help of a citizen. DeSalvo was the offender’s name that was responsible for the Boston Strangler case. Initially, he was not suspected in serial murders case of strangling. But, when the rape charge against him it leads the investigation towards his confession. There were no physical evidence about the offense against his confession. But the description of the crime scenes by Desalvo was very impressive,
which left an image that he was the mastermind behind the serial crimes. DNA report of the last victim gave a new perspective and authentication about the criminal as DNA of the last victim was matched with him. So both, his confession and the DNA evidence of the last victim declared him as the murderer of the strangling cases. Later on, further details about the case were opened up in the court. He was sentenced to life after this evidence,
in 1967. But he was escaped from the prison in the same year with his two fellow inmates from Bridgewater State Hospital. He also left a not to the superintendent, in which he wrote about the security and condition of the hospital so that he successfully escaped from there. Immediately, after the escape, he covered himself as a US Navy officer but gave up on the next day. Because of an escape attempt, he was imprisoned in High-Security Prison named Walpole State Prison. He was killed by unknown killers who were also unsuspected and never identified. There were many characters were filmed and dramatized in different time periods under the topic of serial murders directly or indirectly.