Gerard John Schaefer aka the Killer cop By: Skylar Hetrick
Childhood•Raised in Atlanta, Georgia.•Did not get along with his father, whohe thought favored his sister.•As a teen he became a peeping tom, hewould spy on a neighborhood girl.•Killed animals as a child•Admitted to cross dressing
Childhood• At age 12 he would experiment withbondage and sadomasochism•His father favored his sister so hewanted to be a girl.•Would fantasize about hurting otherpeople
Adulthood•Graduated from St. Thomas AquinasHigh School .•Went to college.•Got married during college to MarthaFogg•Became a teacher, but was soon firedfor “totally inappropriate behavior.”
Adulthood•Applied to the priesthood – was rejectedfor “not having enough faith”•Went into lawenforcement, graduating as apatrolman at the end of 1971
VictimsDate Victim Age Crime Site08/09/69 Leigh Hainline Bonadies 25 Murder and rape Miami18/12/69 Carman Hallock 22 Murder and rape Fort Lauderdale04/01/72 Belinda Hutchins 22 Murder and rapeJanuary 1971 Barbara Ann Wilcox Murder and rape Cedar Rapids, IowaJanuary 1971 Collette Goodenough Murder and rape Cedar Rapids, Iowa27/09/72 Susan Place 18 Murder and rape Fort Lauderdale27/09/72 Georgia Jessup 16 Murder and rape Fort Lauderdale23/10/72 Mary Briscolina 14 Murder and rape Fort Lauderdale23/10/72 Elsie Farmer 14 Murder and rape Fort Lauderdale
Motives• As a child his dad favored his sisterover him, grew a resentment to girls•Sexual pleasure, was into bondage ata young age.
Methods and rituals •He obtained his victims easily, as he was a police deputy. •He would usually pick up the girls while they were hitch hiking. •He would bound them to a tree then rape them before killing them. •He would always keep the victims jewelry.
Getting caught• While on patrol he picked up two teenage girls, whowere hitchhiking. He took them to some remotewoods and tired them to a tree and threatened to killthem or sell them as prostitute however he got a callon his police radio and had to leave them there butplaned to return. The girls escaped and went to thepolice. Gerard told the police he was just trying toteach the girls a lesson about hitchhiking. They didnot believe him and he was stripped him of his badgeand charged with false imprisonment and assault.
Getting caught•After posting bail, Schaefer was released.Two months later, on September 27, 1972,Schaefer abducted, tortured, andmurdered Susan Place, and GeorgiaJessup,and buried them on Hutchinson Island.•The police got a search warrant for hishome and found lurid stories he hadwritten that were full of descriptions ofthe torture, rape and murder of women
Charges•Schaefer was charged with themurders of Place and Jessup. InOctober 1973, he was found guilty andgiven two life sentences.•Authorities soon stated that he waslinked to around 30 missing womenand girls.
Death•On December 3, 1995,Schaefer was foundstabbed to death in hiscell. He had been killedby fellowinmate VincentRivera.
Questions• Serial killers blend in, they are usually charming, the impeccablydressed, polite individuals. They know how to stalk there victims by gainingthere trust.•Organized crime scenes- Planned offense, Transports body, Body hidden, andMissing weapon or evidenceDisorganized Crime Scenes- Body left at death scene, Spontaneousoffense, Depersonalizes victim, and Victim or location knownMixed Crime Scene- Shows characteristics from both the organized anddisorganized crime scenesAtypical Crime Scene-Crime scene that cant be classified by the dataavailable.• You sometimes don’t know the people you trust, they could be serial killer.Also the most unlikely people you would think of become serial killers.