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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — serial killer

Suspected Serial Killer Felix Vail

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Between the early sixties and mid-eighties six women dated and married a man named William “Felix” Vail. One drowned, two are still missing and several more divorced him almost as quickly as they had married. These days suspected serial killer Felix Vail sits in Louisiana state penitentiary serving out a life sentence for second degree murder, while the families of the women who fell for his charm spend their days investigating, grieving over and searching for their missing daughters. (Mary Horton and Bill. Source) Mary Horton married Vail in the summer of 1961. jJust one year later in 1962 she fell...

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Victim in 20 Year Old Utah Cold Case Identified as Lena Reyes-Geddes

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In Garfield County, Utah in April of 1998 a civilian passing through State route 276 milepost 8 noticed something suspicious on the roadside near Lake Powell and Ticaboo. A large bundle, roughly the length and dimensions of a human body, had been discarded just off the side of the road. The passerby contacted the local Garfield County Sheriff’s department and officers were quickly dispatched to the scene. When they unrolled the large rug they discovered a sleeping bag inside. Inside the sleeping bag was a patchwork of various plastic trash bags secured with duct tape and bound with rope. Nobody...

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Alexander "Hammer Killer" Ewing Charged with 1984 Bennett Family Murders

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On night of January 16th, 1984 a gruesome discovery was made at a house on 16300 East Center Drive, Aurora, Colorado. The bludgeoned bodies of husband and wife, Bruce and Debra Bennett, were discovered and it soon became evident that they had both attacked with a knife and beaten to death.  Later autopsies would reveal that the Bennett’s had died due to blunt force trauma and that their attacker had likely used a hammer. Investigators noted there was evidence of a struggle at the house. 28 year old Bruce Bennett had jumped into action when the attacker entered the family...

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Suspected Serial Killer Stewart Weldon

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The residents of Page Boulevard in Springfield, Massachusetts have always been wary of their neighbor at number 1333- a 40 year old man named Stewart R. Weldon Jr. (Source) When interviewed by the media, those in the local community had only negative words to describe the man, such as “creepy” and “unnerving”. One neighbor described how Weldon would walk around the local area wearing a dark colored hoody with the drawstrings pulled so tight that they could barely see any of his facial features until they got up close. The distrust the community had towards the 40 year old was not...

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Alleged Toronto Serial Killer Identified as Bruce McArthur

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On the 6th of September 2010, 40 year old Skanda Navaratnam left a bar called “Zippers” in Church-Wellesley Village, Toronto, Canada, in the company of an unknown man. He was never seen again and the unidentified male never came forward. (Source) Zippers was a piano lounge come dance bar frequented by the gay community in downtown Toronto. It was a traditional style set up consisting of bar in the front, which was split off with a heavy, red velvet curtain that led to a more lively area at the back. They hosted cabaret shows and had regular drag acts that...

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