Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) is an American serial killer known as the Green River killer. He killed several women in Washington in 1980 and 1990, earning the nickname of the first five victims were found in Green River. He strangled them, usually in his hands, but sometimes uses combinations of letters. After strangling the women, who dump their bodies in all areas of the forest gap, and King County.
30. November 2001, when he was leaving a Renton, Wash., Kenworth truck factory where he worked, was arrested for the murders of four women whose cases linked to him through DNA evidence. As part of the plea bargain in which he agreed to reveal the place where the still "missing" women, was spared the death penalty and received a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
Ridgway was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Rita Steinman and Thomas Newton Ridgway. He has two brothers, Leo Gregory and Edward Thomas. He was raised in McMicken Heights neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
Homelife Ridgway was somewhat uncomfortable;. Relatives described her mother as dominant and said the young witnesses Ridgway over a violent argument between his parents As a boy, Ridgway had a habit of urinating in bed. His mother was often the one to discover the accident and would swim away. She and the demean fuss in front of his family. From an early age, Ridgway had mixed feelings of anger and sexual attraction to her.
As a child, Ridgway was tested IQ 82, mean low intelligence and his academic performance at school was so bad that at one point in high school, he played twice in one academic year in order to get a decent enough quality pass. His classmates at Tyee High School described as pleasant, but largely forgettable. As a teenager, but he was uncomfortable when he was 16, he stabbed a boy of six years old who survived the attack. It 'was taken into the woods and then the boy stabbed through the ribs of his liver. , sacrifice, and Ridgway, Ridgway went off laughing and says: "I've always wondered what it would feel to kill someone."