Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Hunting Humans

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Joanne Messina, one of the first of Robert Hansen's victims to be discovered

Robert Hansen, Alaskan serial killer who lured women to his cabin, brutalized them and thenreleased them in the wilderness where he hunted them down like wild animals.

Murder weapons evidence. While searching Robert Hansen's home officers discovered a hidden space tucked away in theattic rafters. Within it, they discovered a Remington 552 rifle; a Thompson contender 7-mm single-shot pistol;an aviation map, with specific locations marked off; various pieces of jewelry; newspaper clippings; a Winchester12-gauge shotgun; a driver's license, and various ID cards, some of which belonged to the dead women.As incriminating as these items were, the most important piece of evidence was found last -- a .223-caliber Mini-14 rifle.

Robert Hansen's yearbook photo.

Robert Hansen under arrest.

Hansen's rifles, police evidence. The FBI crime lab in Washington, D.C., determined that the shell casings found at the gravesites had all been fired from Hansen's rifle. The firing pin and the extractor markings were identical.

Robert Hansen's plane, police evidence.

One of Robert Hansen's hunting trophies - a goat.

In 1988, Hansen was returned to Alaska and became one of the first inmates in the new Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, where he remains today.

Forensic reconstruction of unidentified victim dubbed "Eklutna Annie" by investigating officers.

Sherry Morrow, the first of Robert Hansen's victims to be discovered & Paula Goulding, another victim.

Malai Larsen & Sue Luna, victims.

Tamara Pederson & Lisa Futrell, victims

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