Criminal Profiling: Part 1 History and Method
William Heirens & Others
My father worked for the Chicago Tribune, Ressler said, and he would bring home the newspaper. I had heard that there was a killer loose in Chicago who was killing women and leaving writings on the wall. It was a classic case and I started following it.
Heirens was in Vienna Mens Correctional Facility in southern
Other criminals who were willing to talk included Edward Kemper, the Coed Killer of San Jose who had murdered eight girls, his mother, and her friend; Jerry Brudos, who had killed and mutilated several women in Oregon; Richard Speck, who had slaughtered eight nurses in their shared residence in a single night; and John Wayne Gacy, who had killed 33 young men, burying most of them in the crawlspace beneath his home. Other offenders who were not killers were interviewed as well, such as Gary Trapnell, who had hijacked airplanes and committed armed robbery. However, the database was primarily for gathering information about serial murder.