The Forest City Killer

The Forest City Killer

A Serial Murderer, A Cold-case Sleuth, and A Search for Justice

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"Fifty years ago, a serial killer prowled the quiet city of London, Ontario, marking it as his hunting grounds. As young women and boys were abducted, raped, and murdered, residents of the area held their loved ones closer and closer, terrified of the monster -- or monsters -- stalking the streets. Homicide detective Dennis Alsop began hunting the killer in the 1960s, and he didn't stop searching until his death 40 years later. For decades, detectives, actual and armchair, and the victims' families and friends continued to ask questions: Who was the Forest City Killer? Was there more than one person, or did a depraved individual commit all of these crimes on his own? Combing through the files Detective Alsop left behind, researcher Vanessa Brown reopens the cases, revealing previously unpublished witness statements, details of evidence, and astonishing revelations. And through her investigation, Vanessa posits the unthinkable: is it possible that the Forest City Killer is still alive and, like the notorious Golden State Killer, a simple DNA test could bring him to justice?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2019]
ISBN: 9781770415034
Call Number: 364.1523 BRO
Characteristics: xi, 348 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm


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Feb 20, 2020

This book was amazing! I'm not really a true crime reader, but Vanessa has written this book so well. I finished it in only three days, could not put it down!

Feb 11, 2020

Read like fiction which I loved. Great book and I had no idea that I had once lived in such a hotbed of serial killing.

debwalker Sep 11, 2019

Loanstars: Dig deep into the unsolved murder of Jackie English and join the hunt for a serial killer in London, Ontario.


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