Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

John Norman Collins, the Co-Ed Killer

On July 10, 1967, Mary Fleszar was reported missing from her apartment near Eastern Michigan University. On August 7, her badly decomposed body was found near the foundation of a farmhouse two miles north of Ypsilanti. Though he was never convicted of her murder, Flezsar’s tragic and gruesome death is widely thought to be the work of Michigan serial killer John Norman Collins.

John Norman Collins: The Co-Ed Killer

On June 8, 1969, the body of the sixth victim of "the Ypsilanti coed slayer," Alison Kalom, was found by three young boys. She had been stabbed multiple times, her throat was cut and she had been shot in the head. Her torn clothes were scattered around her, her pantyhose were slashed at the crotch, and one of her shoes was missing.

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