Monday, March 27, 2:51 p.m.

Washington is popular with serial killers.

Robert Lee Yates killed 13 women in Spokane in the 1990s.

Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer, killed 48 women around Seattle and Tacoma. He was arrested in 2001 in the very city I had moved to just a few months earlier.

The FBI’s John Douglas, who profiled the Green River Killer, called our neck of the woods “America’s killing fields,” according to Mark Fuhrman, of O.J. Simpson fame.

Mark Fuhrman, of O.J. Simpson fame, grew up in Tacoma.

So did Ted Bundy. He killed 23 women, some of them in Washington.

Another Tacoma resident, John Allen Muhammad, went on a sniper spree in the other Washington in 2002.

Charles Manson spent time in a Washington penitentiary.

My husband has the same name as a serial killer who did time with Son of Sam. Good thing I never Googled him when we were dating.

 

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