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Serial Killer: Paul Michael Stephani killed 3 women, tried to kill 2 others; Called the police to confess *The Weepy-Voiced Killer*

remember-the-victims

Victims
Karen Potack (survived)[12/31/1980]
Kimberley Compton, 18 [6/3/1981]
Kathleen Greening, 33 [7/21/1982]
Barbara Simons, 40 [8/5/1982]
Denise Williams, 21 [8/21/1982] (attempted, escaped)

The Remorseful Serial Killer
Murderpedia: Paul Michael Stephani
Paul Michael Stephani
Wikipedia: Paul Michael Stephani
Case questions use of voice analysis
Serial Killer Communiques: Helpful or hurtful? (about 1/2 way down)
State of Minnesota v Paul M. Stephani 1985 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
True Crime and Stuff: Paul Michael Stephani

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: Weepy-Voiced Killer
Murder Calls: Seeing Red

paul-michael-stephani
Paul Michael Stephani

Update: Grim Sleeper serial murders *Lonnie David Franklin convicted, sentenced to death*

Victims
Debra Jackson, 29 [8/10/1985]
Henrietta Wright, 35 [8/12/1986]
Thomas Steele, 36 [8/14/1986]
Barbara Ware, 23 [1/10/1987]
Bernita Sparks, 25 [4/15/1987]
Mary Lowe, 26 [11/1/1987]
Lachrica Jefferson, 22 [1/30/1988]
Alicia Monique Alexander, 18 [9/11/1988]
Enietra Margette [survived] [11/1988]
Princess Berthomieux, 14 [3/19/2002]
Valerie McCorvey, 35 [7/11/2003]
Janecia Peters, 25 [1/1/2007]

News Archive: Grim Sleeper serial murders
‘Grim Sleeper’ trial: Prosecution opens its case, notes pattern in slayings
Jury Selection Gets Underway In ‘Grim Sleeper’ Killings
Graphic Photos Begin Long-Awaited ‘Grim Sleeper’ Trial
Los Angeles jury convicts ‘Grim Sleeper’ of 10 murders
Jury Finds Lonnie Franklin Jr. Guilty in ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Murders
Grim Sleeper verdicts bring justice to forgotten victims of serial killer, families say
‘Grim Sleeper’ Trial: Jury Finds Los Angeles Man Guilty On 10 Counts Of Murder
LAPD believes ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer never actually slept
Jury Ponders Life Or Death For ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer
Jurors vote for death sentence for ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer
The ‘Grim Sleeper’ is sentenced to death for string of murders
33 Women Still Unidentified After ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer Sentenced To Death
Wikipedia: Grim Sleeper

Books
The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central
Grim Sleeper – Serial Killers Unauthorized & Uncensored
2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology, Volume II
Homicidal

Movies/Documentaries
People Magazine Investigates: The Grim Sleeper
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper

INMATE INFORMATION

Lonnie Franklin Jr., BA-6996

Lonnie Franklin Jr., BA-6996

Name: FRANKLIN, LONNIE DAVID
CDCR#: BA6996
Age: 64
Admission Date: 08/17/2016
Current Location: San Quentin

Deadly Duo: Franc Cano & Steven Gordon charged with killing 4 women, may be more victims; Gordon convicted, sentenced to death

socal-victims

Victims
Kianna Jackson, 20 [10/2013]
Josephine Vargas, 34 [10/2013]
Martha Anaya, 27 [11/2013]
Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21

Kianna Jackson, Josephine Vargas, Martha Anaya Missing From Santa Ana Since Aug. 13, 2013
Willits woman believed victim of SoCal serial killers
Assumed Deceased: Martha Anaya – CA – 11/12/2013
After daughter is found dead on conveyor belt, mother seeks answers
2 Suspects Arrested In OC Serial Murder Case
Relatives Of Santa Ana Murder Victim Speak Out After Suspects’ Arrests
Police: OC Serial Murder Suspects Wore GPS Devices During Killings
Court: Sex offender accused of killing 4 women provided details to Anaheim cop
Men Wearing GPS Devices Indicted In Connection With 3 Killings
Gruesome grand jury transcripts released
Man charged with killing 4 women allowed to represent himself during trial
Trial begins for 1 of 2 sex offenders accused in the rapes, killings of 4 women
Accused serial killer on trial in deaths of four women in Orange County
‘Kitty goes to sleep’: Court told of chilling texts by accused US serial killers Franc Cano and Steven Gordon
Prosecution Walks Jury Through Grisly Quadruple Murder Trial
Whiting: Steven Gordon murder trial is a mockery of justice
How a mother endures trial for man suspected of killing her daughter, 3 others
Jury Recommends Death for Orange County Serial Killer Steven Gordon
Jury votes for death penalty for parolee who killed four women in Orange County
Franc Cano & Steven Gordon, Suspected SK’s – *GORDON FOUND GUILTY*

gordon-and-cano

Defendants
Steven Dean Gordon – convicted, sentenced to death
Franc Cano – waiting to go to trial

Serial Killer: David Franklin Young – killed at 3-5 people

remembering the victims

Victims
Teresa [1983]
Teresa Ann Young, 32 [7/1987 Indiana]
Ember Kimberly Mars, 27 [8/18/1987 Kearns, UT]
unidentified woman
unidentified man

Indianian charged in Utah death faces new counts
Murder trial Aug. 30
Jury finds Young guilty of first-degree murder
Jury may consider prior crime in Young sentence
Jury sentences Young to die for torture slaying
Courts side with 3 sentenced for Utah crimes
State of Utah v David Franklin Young 1993 (conviction and sentence overturned)
Ex-death row inmate wants trial in ’87 slaying
Deal to swap inmates turns sour
Murderpedia: David Franklin Young

INMATE INFORMATION

(Indiana)
DAVID F YOUNG
DOC Number 880106
First Name DAVID
Middle Name F
Last Name YOUNG
Suffix
Date of Birth 11/07/1959
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Out-of-state Facilities

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/21/1987
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 35 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 88CO1-8710-CF-473CV
County of Conviction WASHINGTON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

(Utah)
Offender Number: 53084
Offender Name: DAVID FRANKLIN YOUNG
DOB: Sat, 7 Nov 1959
Height: 6 Feet 0 Inches
Weight: 275
Sex: M
Location: N/A
Housing Facility: N/A
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
JOHN GREEN
DON JONES
MIKE SMITH
DAVID FRANKLIN YOUNG
Sentence: LWOP

Serial Killer: Reinaldo Javier Rivera killed 4 women; Sentenced to death

rivera-victims

Victims
Melissa Faye Dingess, 17 [7/1999]
Tiffaney Shereese Wilson, 19 [12/4/1999]
Tabitha Leigh Bosdell, 17 [6/1/2000]
Sergeant Marni Glista, 21 [9/9/2000]

Find-A-Grave: Melissa Faye Spicer Dingess
Find-A-Grave: Tabitha Leigh Bosdell
Find-A-Grave: Marni Marie Perius Glista
Suspect hid in ordinary life
Testimony opens Rivera trial
Jury hears serial killer’s details of 4 murders GA
N. Augusta man sentenced to death for 1 of 4 murder charges
Serial killer Reinaldo Rivera claims innocence in 2 slayings
Augusta-area serial killer claims he’s innocent of murdering two women
Serial Killers Podcast: Reinaldo Rivera
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Reinaldo Rivera
Murderpedia: Reinaldo Javier Rivera
Reinaldo Javier Rivera – Georgia Death Row
Reinaldo Javier Rivera v State of Georgia 2007 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Rivera, Reinaldob Javier

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: RIVERA, REINALDO JAVIER
GDC ID: 0001155294

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1963
RACE: UNKNOWN
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 240
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. RIVERA,REINALDO JAVIER

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 544210
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: RICHMOND COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 09/04/2000
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 02/20/2004
INCARCERATION END: ACT

Serial Killers: Brothers Danny and Larry Ranes separately became serial killers; Did not kill together

remembering the victims

Victims
Vernon LeBenne, 23 [4/6/1964 Battle Creek, MI]
Gary Smock, 30 [5/30/1964 MI]
Charles Snider, [5/31/1964 Elkhart, IN]
[unnamed male victim whose body was not found NV]
Charlie Sizemore [Lexington, KY]
Patricia Howk, 28 [3/18/1972]
Linda Clark, 19 [7/4/1972]
Claudia Bidstrup, 19 [7/4/1972]
Patricia Fearnow, 18 [8/5/1972]

Upper Peninsula Wiki: Larry and Danny Ranes
People of Michigan v Larry Ranes 1971 (conviction overturned)
Sibling Rivals and Murder Games
10 Cases Of Sibling Serial Killers: 9 – The Ranes Brothers
Excerpt from “Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill”
Excerpt from “The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers”
Excerpt from “Haunted History of Kalamazoo”

Books
The Murder Game
Luke Karamazov (names changed)

Defendants
Larry Lee Ranes – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison – changed his name to Monk Steppenwolf
Danny Arthur Ranes – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Brent Koster – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

monk-steppenwolf-prison-mug

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 113052
SID Number: 0532199J
Name: MONK STEPPENWOLF
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 210 lbs.
Date of Birth: 03/22/1945 (71)
MONK STEPPENWOLF Image Date: 8/14/2016
MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Saginaw Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
LARRY LEE RANES

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
None

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Murder, First Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 14231A
Date of Offense: 05/29/1964
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 11/02/1972
Conviction Type: Jury

INMATE INFORMATION

danny-ranes-prison-mug

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 122736
SID Number: 0618015J
Name: DANNY ARTHUR RANES
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Unavailable
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/20/1943 (73)
DANNY ARTHUR RANES Image Date: 10/24/2015

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Lakeland Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
DANNY A RANES
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Tattoo- Upper Right Arm – tt on rt upper arm

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 723136-A
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/09/1973
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 2
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 723135-C
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/09/1973
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 3
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 724030-C
Date of Offense: 03/18/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/31/1981
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 4
Offense: Murder, First Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 724045-B
Date of Offense: 08/05/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 07/30/1973
Conviction Type: Jury

INACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
Minimum Sentence: 3 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.82
Maximum Sentence: 4 years 0 months
Court File#:
Date of Offense: 04/01/1969
County:
Date of Sentence: 04/01/1969
Conviction Type: Unknown
Discharge Date: 02/17/1972
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge

INMATE INFORMATION

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 142253
SID Number: 0826651T
Name: BRENT EUGENE KOSTER
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 325 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/10/1956 (60)
BRENT EUGENE KOSTER Image Date: 8/28/2014

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Chippewa Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
BIG BIRD

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Center Abdomen – APPENDIX SCAR

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: B72300140-FY
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 07/21/1975
Conviction Type: Plea

Serial Killer: Melvin David Rees Jr. *The Sex Beast* Killed at least 5, probably more

remembering the victims

Victims
Mary Elizabeth Fellers, 18 [6/1/1956] (Virginia)
Shelby Jean Venable, 16 [6/2/1956] (Virginia)
Margaret Harold [6/26/1957] (Maryland)
Carroll Jackson [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Mildred Jackson [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Susan Jackson, 4 [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Janet Jackson, 18 months [1/11/1959] (Virginia)

Find-A-Grave: Mary Elizabeth Fellers
Find-A-Grave: Shelby Jean Venable
Body of Former Hawkins Girl is Found in Virginia Stream
Second Girl’s Body Found In Same Rural Area Spot
Figures Named in Diaries of Slain Girls South
This Day In History: Jun 26, 1957
Serial Killers: Melvin Rees
Serial Killers Podcast: Melvin Rees
Melvin David Rees
Murderpedia: Melvin David Rees Jr
Wikipedia: Melvin Rees
Dead Silence: Melvin David Rees
Rees, Melvin David

Books
True Crime: American Monsters Vol. 1: 12 Horrific American Serial Killers (Serial Killers US)
American Murder [2 volumes]

Melvin Rees Jr
Melvin David Rees Jr.

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