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At any given time there are between 30 and 50 serial killers roaming the streets of America. These are their stories.
50 Shocking True Crime cases, including;
Alfred Cline: A prolific "Bluebeard” serial killer who murdered at least eight of his wives on their honeymoons.
Kimberly Saenz: Psychotic nurse who killed her elderly patients by injecting them with bleach.
Robert S. James: An inventive serial killer who used auto accidents and rattlesnake bites as his methods of mayhem.
Robert Browne: Claimed 49 victims who he killed by “every method known to man.”
Rudy Bladel: Bitter at being fired from his job, Bladel spent the next 20 years blowing away railroad employees.
Thomas Whisenhart: A dedicated family man who enjoyed carrying out postmortem mutilations on his victims.
Lorenzo Fayne: Horrendous child murderer who killed in order to have sex with his victims' corpses.
Jeremy Bryan Jones: Charming ladies’ man who murdered at least 4 and possibly as many as 21 women.
Larme Price: Targeted "Middle Eastern" shopkeepers and claimed his killings were committed in revenge for 9/11.
Ricky Lee Green: Sexually deviant serial killer who enjoyed mutilating and gutting his victims.
Plus 40 more riveting stories of lesser known American serial killers.
In December 1994, a group of executives were gathered at the Atheneum Hotel in Detroit for a company Christmas party. Among their number was Lowell Amos, a 52-year-old GM plant manager from Anderson, Indiana. Accompanying Amos was his wife, Roberta. The couple partied late into the night, eventually retiring at 4:30 a.m.
At around 8:30, GM executive, Norbert Crabtree, received a frantic phone call from Lowell Amos. Crabtree and another guest, Daniel Porcasi, went to Amos’s room, where he told them that his wife had died in a tragic accident. He begged for their help in cleaning up the scene and eventually convinced Crabtree to hold onto his sport coat and a small leather case. When Crabtree later checked inside the case, he found it to contain a syringe without a needle.
With the scene cleaned up, Amos called the police. When they arrived he told them that Roberta had overdosed during a cocaine-fueled sex game. She couldn’t snort the drug due to a sinus problem, he said, so she diluted it in water and injected it into her vagina. She’d still been taking cocaine when he fell asleep. When he awoke, she was dead.
The story sounded highly suspicious, especially as it was obvious that Amos had cleaned up the room and washed his wife’s body before calling the cops. Other parts of the story didn’t add up either. A person overdosing on cocaine would thrash violently in their death throes. How was it possible that Amos had slept through it? How had he fallen asleep at all, given the amount of cocaine he claimed to have taken? Then there was the makeup smeared on a pillowcase. Evidence perhaps that Roberta had been suffocated?
Despite these, and other suspicious details, there wasn’t enough to charge Amos with murder. Nonetheless, investigators decided to keep him under surveillance while they firmed up their case. He hardly acted like the grieving widow. Two days after Roberta’s death he spent $1,000 on dinner and drinks with two women and had sex with both of them.
Meanwhile, the death of Roberta Amos had been widely reported in the media. In the wake of the coverage, the police began receiving calls from former lovers of Lowell Amos. Several of them complained that he’d drugged them during sex. These accusations convinced investigators to look into Lowell Amos’s past. What they found, shocked them.
His first wife, Saundra had been found dead in the bathroom of their home in 1979. According to Amos, she had mixed wine and sedatives and had fallen and hit her head against the side of the tub. The cause of death was ruled indeterminate, and Amos received a $350,000 insurance pay out.
Within months of Saundra’s death, Amos married his long time mistress, Caroline. However, when the new Mrs. Amos learned that he had taken out a large policy on her life, she threw him out.
Amos moved in next with his 76-year-old mother. A few weeks later, the old woman was dead. Although she’d previously been in good health, no autopsy was called for. Amos inherited more than $1 million.
Shortly after, Amos and Caroline were reconciled and he moved back in. Perhaps she believed that his newfound fortune would insulate her from any plans he may have been brewing beforehand. She was wrong.
Within nine months, she too was dead. According to Amos, she’d been blow-drying her hair in the bathroom. Later he found her in the tub and thought she might have been electrocuted. Caroline’s death netted Amos another $800,000 insurance payment.
The pattern was too much of a coincidence and on November 8, 1998, Lowell Amos was arrested for the murder of his third wife, Roberta.
Although he was never charged with the murders of Saundra, Caroline, and his mother, Michigan law allowed details of these crimes to be entered into the record, in order to establish a pattern.
This testimony, together with the crime scene evidence and a clear motive (it turned out that Roberta was preparing to leave him), made a strong case.
Lowell Amos was found guilty of murder on October 24, 1996. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
50 American Serial Killers You've Probably Never Heard Of Volume Five includes 49 more riveting stories of America's lesser known serial killers