Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Boston Strangler

On December 5, 1962, the Strangler took the life of popular and attractive Sophie Clark, 21, his seventh victim. There would be thirteen victims before police would claim their man, Albert DeSalvo, and even then, a persuasive case to be made for his innocence.

Update: DNA Match Between Boston Strangler Murder and Albert DeSalvo

Authorities have confirmed a match between DNA found at the 1964 murder scene of Mary Sullivan and confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo claiming "unprecedented level of certainty&quote; that DeSlavo raped and killed Sullivan.

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